NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a man who robbed a straphanger at gun point inside of the Van Siclen Avenue 3-Train station.

Police said the suspect approached a 19-year-old man and offered to pay his fare.

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When the victim declined, the suspect jumped over a turnstile, opened the emergency gate, and told the victim to enter the station.

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The victim walked through the gate and the suspect followed him into a stairway and pointed a gun at him before reaching into the victim’s pocket and taking his cell phone.

The suspect took off in an unknown direction. He has been described as a black male between 25 and 30-years-old, 5’10” tall, and weighing 175-lbs. He was last seen wearing a white hooded sweater, a black baseball cap, and dark colored cargo pants.

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Anyone with information regarding this incident has been asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.