This past month, 108 new Transit Bureau officers have made 170 arrests, the MTA said.
Since May, two men have been targeting straphangers on the No. 3 and C subway trains, demanding their valuables and threatening to shoot them, police said.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is getting the word out to straphangers to stay alert and keep their cell phones and other electronic devices out of sight when riding the subway.
A team of baby-faced bandits, young enough to still be in high school, is making life quite stressful in Gotham’s underworld. The teenaged gang members have been pulling off daring robberies during rush hour.