Immigrants arrested in NYC in massive crackdown on robberies

New York City law enforcement officers arrested immigrants in the Bronx for their alleged connection to a citywide crime spree that included stealing women’s phones off the street, the latest instance of immigrant-involved crime in the Big Apple.

Three immigrants were arrested early Monday morning, in addition to numerous others who have been arrested in recent weeks related to the crime spree. Police raided an apartment in the Bronx that they said served as a headquarters for the wide-ranging cellphone robbery crew. Many of the members allegedly used mopeds to commit the crimes, per NBC 4 New York.

Officers said they believe they can connect the arrested immigrants to over 50 robberies across New York City. Police searched a building at 2790 Bronx Park East and found stolen goods, including cellphones, some of which
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