NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Monday were asking the public to help them find the offenders in two separate robberies at subway stops in Brooklyn in recent weeks.
The first happened in broad daylight on Nov. 12, on the 4 Train platform at an unspecified stop in the 77th Precinct, which includes parts of Crown Heights where the line runs.
At around 9:45 a.m. that day, the robbers walked up to the victim and threatened him with a box cutter before fleeing with his cell phone, police said.
The suspects are described as black males between the ages of 18 and 21 – one standing 6-foot-1 to 6-3 and weighing 200 pounds, the other standing about 6-foot and weighing 190 pounds. The taller assailant was wearing a gray jacket, blue jeans and a baseball cap, while the shorter one was wearing a red hooded sweater, blue jeans and a gray wool hat.
The second robbery happened around 12:45 a.m. on Nov. 13, on the stairs to the Junius Street station in Brownsville, which serves the 2, 3, 4 and 5 lines.
The robber walked up to the victim, flashed a handgun, and took the victim’s cell phone, police said.
The suspect was described as a black male between the ages of 18 and 20, standing 5-11 and weighing 175 pounds, with a brown ski cap, a brown jacket, blue jeans, and gold-capped front teeth.
Anyone with information in either incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers, at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text tips to CRIMES and enter TIP577.
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