Cops are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two men wanted for holding up a pair of teens inside a Ridgewood subway station this week.
According to police, the two suspects approached the 16-year-old and 17-year-old male victims inside of the Halsey Street L train station in the vicinity of Halsey Street and Wyckoff Avenue at approximately 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19.
As the teenagers were about to pay their fares at the turnstiles, one suspect displayed a handgun and demanded their money, cops said. The 17-year-old took his money out — a total of $30 — and placed it on the ground. The suspect with the gun picked up the cash and walked to staircase where the second suspect was standing as a lookout. Nothing was taken from the 16-year-old victim, cops confirmed.
The two suspects then fled the station onto the street in an unknown direction.
Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the robbery.
The first individual is described as a black male, 25-years-old, standing 5 feet 8 inches and last seen wearing a light blue jean jacket, light blue jeans and dark colored baseball cap.
The second suspect has been described as a Hispanic male, also 25-years-old, standing 5 feet, 8 inches and was last seen wearing a pink shirt and brown pants.
Video of the suspects can be seen here:
Anyone with information about this robbery 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls and messages are kept confidential.