By Carol Tannenhauser
On Monday, December 19, at 11:05 a.m., a 32-year-old man, aboard a northbound #2 train at the West 72nd Street and Broadway station, was punched in the face and robbed of his Apple IPhone 13, allegedly by three teenagers, one of whom was apprehended.
Police are seeking the other two teens, who “fled on foot to parts unknown,” they reported. The victim suffered facial “bruising and swelling,” but refused medical attention at the scene. The value of the cellphone was approximately $500.
The individuals (pictured above) are described by police as “two males, dark complexion, approximately 15 to 18 years of age. Male #1: was last seen wearing a red jacket, black jeans. white sneakers and carrying a red book bag. Male#2: was last seen wearing a black jacket, light gray ripped jeans, white sneakers and carrying a multi-colored book bag.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident is 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 their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.