Police After Man In Alleged Assault & Robbery At Local Subway Station

Police After Man In Alleged Assault & Robbery At Local Subway Station
The suspect. Photo courtesy the NYPD
The suspect. Photo courtesy the NYPD

The NYPD is asking for the public’s help tracking down a suspect who police said assaulted and robbed a 68-year-old man at the 4th Avenue/9th Street subway station around 5:45pm on Tuesday, May 15.

Photo courtesy the NYPD
Photo courtesy the NYPD

According to police, the victim was talking on his cell phone while walking down the stairs to the R train when the suspect punched him several times in the head, face, and body and ran off with his phone, getting away on the subway tracks.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s crime stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

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