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Cops: Suspect Struck Man In The Head With Hammer At Brooklyn Subway Stop

Police say this man struck another man in the head with a hammer while robbing him on a Brooklyn subway platform. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police say this man struck another man in the head with a hammer while robbing him on a Brooklyn subway platform. (Credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has asked the public for help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery that took place at a Brooklyn subway station on Wednesday morning.

At 9:20 a.m. a 32-year-old man was buying a Metro Card at the Fulton Street & Rockaway Avenue subway stop when the suspect approached him from behind, hit him in the head with a hammer, and demanded money, police said. The victim complied and the suspect fled.

The victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he was treated for a head injury and released.

The suspect has been described as a 5’10” black male, weighing between 130 and 150 lbs.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery has been asked to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 [CRIMES] and entering TIP577.

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