The NYPD is asking for the public's assistance in locating three males wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 11:20 p.m. on Thursday, February 21 at the Fourth Ave. and Union St. subway station in the confines of the 78th Precinct.
The suspects—— approached a 25-year-old man, pulled out a knife, removed the victim's personal property, and fled on foot.
This crime ran in Park Slope Patch’s police blotter on Feb. 27, based on a police report from the 78th Precinct:
Three robbers mugged a man at knifepoint for $100 cash and his cell phone in the Union Street subway station Feb. 21.
The 25-year-old victim told police that he was walking down the stairs to a southbound R train when he saw three men standing near the turnstiles at around 11:20 p.m. The first robber, a black man standing 5-foot-10, weighing about 150 lbs. wearing a black snow hat and jacket, asked him what time it was. When the victim pulled out his cell phone to check the time, the robber pulled out a knife and said, “Give me your phone, or I’ll cut you.”
The second crook, a 24-year-old black man standing 5-foot-10, 150 lbs. and wearing blue jeans, went through the victim’s left pants pocket and removed $100. The third crook, a black man around 20, standing 5-foot-10, and weighing around 160 lbs., and wearing a blue jacket and black jeans, took the victim’s cell phone and then they all ran out of the subway to Union Street and Third Avenue. The victim was not injured.
The NYPD released a new photo on March 20 of the three men wanted in connection to the knifepoint robbery. See the picture attached above to see the alleged robbers.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.