Have you seen this man? He roughed up and robbed an MTA worker in Jamaica

Police are looking for a man who roughed up and robbed an MTA maintenance worker at the Sutphin Boulevard/Archer Avenue station earlier this month.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Inset and video courtesy of NYPD

Police released on Thursday images and video of the suspect who assaulted and robbed an MTA maintenance worker inside the Sutphin Boulevard/Archer Avenue subway station earlier this month.

According to authorities, the incident occurred at 7:45 a.m. on Feb. 14, when the perpetrator — described as a black or Hispanic male believed to be 35 to 45 years old and standing 5 foot 8 inches tall — walked up to the 61-year-old worker and demanded that the employee hand him back his cellphone. The worker, police said, did not have the suspect’s phone.

The crook then punched the victim in the face and stole his two-way radio. Authorities said the bandit walked back to the mezzanine area of the station and smashed the radio; he then fled back into the station to parts unknown.

Police said the suspect was last seen wearing a black Kangol-style hat, a dark-colored jacket and a lime green hooded sweater; he had a black bicycle in his possession.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish speakers, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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