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Five Teenagers Attack and Steal Cellphone From Straphanger on E-Train: NYPD

Sept. 9, 2020 By Christian Murray

The police have released video footage of five teenagers wanted for attacking a man and stealing his cellphone on a Manhattan-bound E train in July.

The suspects—three men and two women– allegedly approached a 57-year-old man while on an E-train in Queens at around 7:15 p.m. on July 23 and asked to see his cellphone.

The victim displayed his cellphone before one of the men asked him if he wanted to fight. Meanwhile, another man snatched the cellphone out of the victim’s hands and then punched him in the face.

The suspects then fled to the next car before exiting at the Queens Plaza station. The victim sustained only minor injuries and didn’t require medical attention.

The police have released footage of the suspects.

The suspect who allegedly punched the 57-year-old straphanger in the fact (NYPD)

The suspect, who allegedly threw the punch, is described as being in his late teens, with a medium complexion, slim build and black hair. He was last seen wearing sunglasses on his head, a pink shirt, a black backpack and black pants.

The second suspect is described as being in his late teens, with a dark complexion, slim build, black hair, last seen wearing a white face mask, no shirt, pink pants with white dots, and white sneakers.

The third suspect is described being in his late teens, with a medium complexion, medium build, black hair, last seen wearing a black face mask, no shirt, a black backpack and black pants.

The fourth suspect is described as being a female in her late teens, with a light complexion, medium build and black hair. She was last seen wearing eye glasses, a white face mask, a pink and black t-shirt, blue shorts and black sneakers.

The fifth suspect is described as a female in her late teens, with a light complexion, slim build, black hair, last seen wearing a pink headband, a white face mask, a white shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information in regard to 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 Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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