Police Search for A Train Robbery Suspect

Police Search for A Train Robbery Suspect

Video surveillance of the man cops say has committed three robberies on the A-Train since the beginning of August. He was last seen leaving the 80th Street station in Ozone Park. Courtesy of the NYPD.

Police are looking for a man who robbed three people aboard the A- train in Queens and Brooklyn.

The three victims were robbed at gunpoint during the morning hours. Two of the incidents happened in Ozone Park and the other in Brooklyn.

According to police, the first incident took place on Wednesday, August 1, at 7:25 a.m. The suspect approached a 21-year-old man, took unspecified property from him and fled the Brooklyn-bound train at the 80th Street station in Ozone Park.

The second incident came two weeks later on August 15, at 10:27 a.m. The man approached a 27-year-old woman and also took unknown possessions from her. Police said this robbery also occurred on the Brooklyn bound A-train and once again the thief exited at the 80th Street station.

The third robbery took place four days later on Sunday, August 19. According to police, at 8:17 a.m., the suspect took belongings from a 19-year-old female and exited the train at the Shepard Avenue train station in Brooklyn.

Police describe the man as an African-American male, between 20 and 25 years and about 5’10” to 6’.

Police released a surveillance video of the suspect, which was taken on Friday, August 3rd.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit a tip at their website, www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or via cell phone by typing TIP577 and sending that to 274637 (CRIMES). All calls are strictly confidential.

By Luis Gronda


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