16-year-old suffocated and stabbed in Bronx rooftop robbery



MOTT HAVEN, Bronx – Two teens hit, strangled and stabbed another teenager in the Bronx during a robbery, police said.

On October 8 at around 12:15 p.m., on the roof of a building on East 149th Street in the Bronx, a suspicious teenager punched a 16-year-old boy in the face, police said. After the blow, another teenager placed the victim in a strangulation, and the victim was then stabbed several times in the back and left leg.

After the assault, the two teenagers fled with the victim’s backpack, police said.

EMS transported the victim to a nearby hospital in critical but stable condition.

No arrests were made on Thursday evening and the police are looking for the two teenagers, who are between 16 and 18 years old. The suspects were both dressed in dark clothing, police said.

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