Bandit Robs with a Blade

Sought For Stickup At R’Wood Stop

Police have released a composite sketch of a knife-wielding bandit who recently robbed a 24-year-old woman at a subway station in the Ridgewood section of Brooklyn.

The man wanted for a robbery at a Ridgewood subway stop.

The perpetrator is described by law enforcement sources as an African-American male between 25 and 30 years of age, standing 5’10”- tall and weighing 175 lbs.

Reportedly, the holdup took place at 1 a.m. on June 7 at the Jefferson Street L train station, located in the vicinity of Wyckoff Avenue and Jefferson Street.

According to police, the suspect approached the female victim, displayed a knife and demanded her purse and cell phone.

The victim handed over her prop- erty to the crook, who then fled from the station in an unknown direction.

Members of the 83rd Precinct and the NYPD Transit Bureau responded to the scene. The victim was not injured.

The suspect was reportedly last observed wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, an orange t-shirt and blue jeans; additionally, he had a bandage wrapped around his left arm.

An investigation is ongoing.

Persons with information regarding the robbery or the suspect’s whereabouts that could prove helpful are asked to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-577-TIPS, by text message to 274637 (enter information, followed by the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

All calls and messages will be kept confidential.

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