Two sisters were held up at gunpoint in Central Park over the weekend. The women were visiting from California and were sitting on a bench when the men confronted them, according to the New York Daily News on Dec. 17.
The sisters said that they weren’t concerned about their surroundings because it “looked like a really good neighborhood.” The incident happened at W. 106th St. and West Drive, near Great Hill, a hilltop meadow. It was about 9:45 p.m. on Sunday. The victims who are 22 and 16 were not injured.
The sisters were sitting on a bench smoking cigarettes when the suspects walked up to them and asked them for the time. This made the two women uneasy so they got up and started walking away down a nearby path.
The men, described as one who looked about 16 or 17 and the other one in his 30s, followed them. A few minutes later they appeared on the path, this time they were wearing ski masks and brandishing a gun. The two suspects fled with two cell phones, a debit card, a credit card and a wallet. The two are still at large today. The sisters, although frightened and shaken, were not hurt.