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Devante Scott Arrested In Series Of Subway Robberies

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Surveillance footage of the subway armed robbery suspect (credit: CBS 2)

Surveillance footage of the subway armed robbery suspect (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD say they’ve nabbed a Brooklyn teen who allegedly was targeting teenage subway riders throughout the city.

Devante Scott, 17, was charged with robbery, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of stolen property

Investigators said he was responsible for at least seven robberies in upper and lower Manhattan since February.

Scott allegedly followed his victims from the subway onto the platform or street before striking up a conversation and displaying a gun or a knife.

None of the victims, who range in age from 15 to 18, were hurt, but their iPods and cell phones were stolen.

Does this robbery spree make you more cautious by the subway or not? Leave a comment below.

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