NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Monday were asking for help from the public in finding four teenage boys who robbed two teens in Brooklyn subway stations within 20 minutes earlier this month.

The robberies both happened on Monday, April 8. The first happened at 2:10 p.m. at the Church Avenue F train stop, when the robbers grabbed a 15-year-old boy, told him they had a knife, and took off with his cell phone.

Seventeen minutes later, the robbers struck another 15-year-old boy at the Seventh Avenue F train stop, and tried to forcibly rip away property. But they fled empty-handed in that incident.

Police have released a surveillance video of the suspects, which was captured before the second robbery.

The suspects were described as black males – three of them 16 or 17, and one of them 17. One stood 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 140 to 150 pounds, another stood 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighed 145 to 155 pounds, a third stood 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed 160 to 165 pounds, and the 17-year-old stood 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed about 200 pounds.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers, at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text tips to CRIMES (274637) and enter TIP577.

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