By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s been another assault and robbery in the New York City subway system, and police want your help finding the suspect.

Authorities say it happened on Feb. 18 at around 3:30 p.m.

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(credit: NYPD)

According to police, the victim, a 68-year-old man, was exiting the staircase of the Bay Ridge Ave. R train station. That’s when the suspect approached him and started beating him up in an apparent random attack. The suspect made off with the victim’s wallet.

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The incident comes after a series of violent crimes in the New York City subway system. The NYPD has recently deployed hundreds of officers into the system in response to the uptick in crimes.

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Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

CBSNewYork Team