NYU students robbed by so-called CD bullies

A robbery took place this weekend on 10th and Broadway.

Two NYU students were robbed over the weekend at the southeast corner of Broadway and 10th Street, the NYU Department of Public Safety informed students in an email on Tuesday.

According to the email, three men approached one student while trying to sell him CDs. When the student refused, he was strong-armed into handing over $35. Another student who stepped in to assist was harassed by three other men into handing over $2 before the perpetrators left the area.

“Similar incidents involving so called ‘CD Bullies’ have been reported recently on Broadway between 4th and 10th Streets, but this was the first in which physical force was used,” the email read.

The email described the perpetrators as “African American males in their late teens or early 20s, wearing baseball hats, jeans and sneakers.”

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The NYU Public Safety Facebook page warned of these CD Bullies on Monday morning as well.

“CD Bullies have been active over a several block area on Broadway in the vicinity of the NYU Bookstore, so take particular care in that area,” the Facebook post read.

Email Alex Bazeley at [email protected]

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