UPDATE: Informant Helps Collar Gun-Toting Robbery Suspect

Teenage victim held up for iPhone at gunpoint last week.

Update, 1:14 p.m.: In addition to the Valentine's Day incident, armed robbery suspect Anthony Myrie has also been charged with earlier stick-ups of two other high school age victims, according to an officer attached to the 88th Precinct.

According to police, an informant who saw surveillance footage released by NYPD called 911 last Friday after seeing Myrie walking on the street in the vicinity of Greene and Vanderbilt avenues—just blocks from where last week's incident took place.

Police made the arrest at 6:20 p.m. on Friday, with Myrie wearing the same blue bubble jacket described by the victims of all three incidents.

The previous robberies also occurred on Greene Avenue on Jan. 27 and Feb. 7.

Myrie has been charged with two counts of robbery, one count of menacing with a weapon and criminal possession of a weapon.

The suspect, 17, is being charged as an adult, according to police.


The New York Police Department arrested a suspect last Friday in connection to an incident involving a teenage victim robbed at gunpoint for her iPhone.

Police identified the suspect as Anthony Myrie, 17, who is accused of approaching a 14-year-old female student at Bishop Loughlin High School as she walked home at 5:25 p.m. on Valentine's Day on Greene Avenue and Adelphi Street in Fort Greene.

According to police, Myrie then simulated having a firearm and told the victim to walk to the middle of the block on Adelphi Street, where he told the teenager to hand over her iPhone.

Myrie then told her to walk to an open lobby of a Clinton Hill Cooperative Apartment building on Clinton Avenue, police said.

Surveillance footage showing the entrance to the building, released to the media last week, showed the suspect leaving the scene.

More info on this case as the story develops.


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