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 http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.