Armed crew robs man from BMW at gunpoint in NYC: Cops

An armed crew robbed a Midtown man’s BMW at gunpoint and took it for a spin before police caught them early Thursday, police said.

The man was standing next to his latest model car on 45th Street and Lexington Avenue — just steps from Grand Central Terminal — when two or three guys approached him and snatched his ride at gunpoint around 1:10 a.m., authorities said .

Investigators were able to track the stolen vehicle to an unspecified downtown location on Ninth Avenue, police said.

A BMW rammed by an NYPD cruiser
Gunmen took a BMW for a spin in Midtown before encountering the NYPD.
Police and a criminal suspect
Police arrested a suspect at an unspecified Uptown location on Ninth Ave.

The suspects were arrested at the scene and a weapon was seized, police said.

Charges were pending later in the morning, police said.

No injuries were reported. Armed crew robs man from BMW at gunpoint in NYC: Cops


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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