Police: One Suspect Punched Victim In Arm, Snatched His iPhone

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Wednesday asked the public to help them find two suspects who allegedly attacked and robbed a man on a subway train back in September.

Around 7:50 p.m. Sept. 4, the 23-year-old victim was on a northbound B train at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle stop, when one of the suspects asked where he was from, police said.

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The victim hesitated, and the suspect punched him in the arm and snatched his iPhone from his hand, police said.

The second suspect held the doors of the train open as they ran off the train at the 72nd Street station.

The victim refused medical treatment at the scene.

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One of the suspects was described as dark-skinned male Hispanic wearing a red shirt. The other was described as a light-skinned male Hispanic wearing a dark shirt with a tattoo on his right arm. Both were described as being about 20 years old.

Police have released a surveillance photo of the suspects.

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

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