Fashion-conscious attackers punch, rob man in subway station
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The NYPD released images from security cameras showing five men that investigators believe surrounded, attacked, and robbed a man inside a subway station on Nov. 30.
The attack happened on the mezzanine of the entrance to the N/R trains at West 42 Street and Broadway at 1:07 a.m.
Five men swarmed a 36-year-old man who was about to swipe through a turnstile, police said. One of them punched the victim in the face. As the victim tried to get away, the attackers chased him and pinned him to a staircase.
"The individuals proceeded to repeatedly punch the victim with closed fists, and one individual displayed a knife," the NYPD said in a release. "The individuals forcibly removed the victim's wallet, containing $700 cash and three credit cards, and fled the location to parts unknown."
The victim suffered minor injuries but turned down medical treatment, police said.
The NYPD described the five attackers as all in their 20s, between 5 feet 7 inches to 6 feet, and ranging from about 155 pounds to 250 pounds.
The security video revealed that two of the men carried H&M bags, one of them wore a black hooded sweatshirt embroidered with the brand "GIVENCHY PARIS" in white lettering, and another wore a black "PUMA" branded sweatshirt.
If you have any information, you can contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers at 800-577-8477 (English) or 888-577-4782 (Spanish) or www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.