NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for a man they say held a knife to a woman’s neck and robbed her on a subway platform in Brooklyn.
It happened around 1:15 a.m. Sunday on the Manhattan-bound C train platform at Ralph Avenue and Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Police said the suspect came up behind the 27-year-old victim, placed his hands over her mouth and held a knife to her neck. He allegedly told her not to scream and asked where her money was.
The woman pointed to her purse, and the man reached in and removed $300, police said.
The victim suffered minor cuts to her hands but refused medical attention.
Investigators said they’re searching for a black man in his 30s, 6 feet tall, 170 pounds, last seen wearing a black jacket, gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black gloves and red sneakers.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.