Subway heists: Goons target teens in underground crime spree

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Cops are hunting for a pair of young punks wanted for allegedly robbing teenage boys amid a string of subterranean heists in Crown Heights on April 17.

A 13-year-old boy told police he was waiting in the mezzanine at the Kingston Avenue and Throop Avenue C train station at 1:35 p.m. when the crooks waltzed up and demanded the kid’s cellphone. One of the thieves then feigned a gun in his pocket to scare the teen into giving up his smartphone.

The duo struck at the same station later that day at around 8 p.m., this time threatening to stab a 15-year-old boy if he didn’t fork over his iPhone, and then slugging the kid after he gave it up, cops said.

Police have released surveillance images of two suspects, who they describe as between 19 and 21 years old. Both were last seen wearing white Jordan sneakers.

Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect a $2,500 reward through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone tips in at (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 12:44 pm, April 22, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Fujimora Mitsukoshi from Benihana says:
The person in the token booth really should have a gun. Now do you see why we need gentrification, and the quicker the better!
April 22, 2019, 12:14 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
I think the real blame is Manhattan DA Cy Vance for making subway crimes nothing more than a slap on the wrist, which will allow them to do even more.
April 22, 2019, 1:57 pm
Mohammed Al-Farooq from Boro Park says:
.... and the Brooklyn DA González, another crime-loving Dem politician who really needs to cut down on the chimichangas
April 23, 2019, 11:01 am
Mohammed Al-Farooq from Boro Park says:
I forgot to mention my hatred of these people and their ape-foolery in the subway stations.
April 23, 2019, 12:03 pm
The Hunkster from Bed-Stuy says:
Smile: You're on closed circuit television surveillance candid cameras criminals. The NYC Subway System is the last place to commit any crime there.
April 23, 2019, 2:10 pm

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