Cops search for suspect who broke straphanger’s jaw on 4 train in Crown Heights

Cops are hunting this man suspected of breaking a man’s jaw aboard a 4 train in Crown Heights.
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Cops are hunting the bully who broke a 25-year-old man’s jaw aboard a 4 train in Crown Heights on Tuesday.

The fiend told the hapless straphanger “I’m bigger than you and I can beat you up” within the New Lots Avenue-bound train at the Utica Avenue station at 1 a.m. on May 7, before cracking him twice in the face and then fleeing, cops said.

Paramedics rushed the victim to Kings County Hospital following the assault, where he was treated for a broken jaw and discharged, according to police.

Investigators released surveillance images of the victim’s suspected attacker, who they described as 30 to 35 years old, 6 feet 1 inch tall, and approximately 200 pounds.

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 1:19 pm, May 7, 2019
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The Hunkster from Bed-Stuy says:
Smile crook, you're on MTA candid camera. Big brother is always watching these past, present and prospective criminals.
May 8, 2019, 11:40 am

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