Cops Seek Group Of Men Who Pilfered 58 Cell Phones From 10 Brooklyn Wireless Stores

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Cops are seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating a group of young men responsible for stealing 58 cell phones from 10 wireless stores over the past three months in Brooklyn.

The group have targeted nine AT&T and T-Mobile stores, as well as one JMS Wireless store between the 1 p.m. and 5:35 p.m.

On September 16, the group entered two AT&T Mobile stores -- located at 2121 86th Street and 618 Brighton Beach Avenue -- within a half an hour and stole 10 phones.

Then, within an hour during the afternoon of October 1, four cell phones were stole from the T-Mobile store at 1224 Avenue J and seven cell phones from an AT&T Mobile store at 2121 86th Street.

Another AT&T store, located at 618 Brighton Beach Avenue, was targeted on October 11, where nine cell phones were swiped.

Just three days later on October 14, the AT&T store at 5120 5th Avenue had 12 cell phones stolen.

The suspects struck again the following day on October 15, when within half an hour, they went to two T-Mobile stores -- located at 1056 Flatbush Avenue and 702 Brighton Beach Avenue -- where a total of 11 cell phones were pilfered. A laptop was also carried off at the former T-Mobile store.

Four days later on October 19, the suspected looted a JMS Wireless store located at 825A Flatbush Avenue of three cell phones.

The latest incident occurred just down the street from the ninth location on November 1 when the suspected made off with 3 cell phones from AT&T store located at 841 Flatbush Avenue.

Cops say the suspects are young black men between the ages of 18 and 20. They are about 5'8" tall and 160 to 170 pounds. Two of the suspects appear to have braided hair.

Anyone with any information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. Tipsters can also submit information at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting CRIMES (274637) then entering TIP577.

All calls are confidential.

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