Cops on the lookout for alleged Gowanus train robber

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Police are on the lookout for a man they say is responsible for a pair of similar robberies at the Smith-Ninth Street subway station in early May.

In the first robbery on May 6, the man approached a 46-year-old woman at 8:30 am on an F train and snatched her bag and its contents, including a cell phone, cash, and other belongings, a report said.

The next morning at 10:23 am, the accused brigand snatched a gold chain from the neck of a 70-year-old woman on a G train, according to police.

In both incidents, the alleged plunderer remained seated until the trains stopped at the Smith-Ninth Street station, when he approached his victims, snatched the loot, and bid a hasty getaway onto the platform, according to a report.

Law enforcement officials ask people with any information about the incident to call (800) 577–8477, submit tips at, or text-message them to 274637, then enter “TIP577.”

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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