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Violent Robbery Spree Luring Victims Into Ambushes Using Snapchat, Police Say

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for a pair of violent robbery suspects in the Bronx who allegedly lured victims into an ambush using the Snapchat.

The NYPD says the suspects carried out three attacks with the help of a female accomplice.

Investigators say that in all three robberies, a woman contacted victims on Snapchat, then agreed to meet them at an apartment in the Tremont section of the Bronx.

Two men wanted for a string of Snapchat knifepoint robberies and assaults. (Credit: NYPD)

The two men then allegedly beat and robbed the victims at knifepoint.

The woman that police believe lured the victims has been arrested.

Officers are also looking to question another woman who was seen and caught on camera with the attackers.

A woman wanted in connection with a string of Snapchat knifepoint robberies and assaults. (Credit: NYPD)

Anyone with information is asked to call NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

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