3 Suspects, Who Wanted Victim's Jacket, Being Sought In Violent Incident

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police in Manhattan are looking for three suspects in an attempted robbery.

Authorities said the attack took place in the mezzanine area of the West 157 Street subway station.

The victim, a 25-year-old man, was approached by the suspects, who told him they liked and wanted his jacket.

The suspect, police said, began to beat the victim with their hands and feet and when he resisted, one of the suspects began beating the victim with nunchucks.

The victim was able to flee through the turnstile and was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where he was treated and released with lacerations to his head, police said.

All three suspects are described as Hispanic males between 17 and 19 years old, 5-foot-7 and 5-8, and 150 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to this attempted robbery 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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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