Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who robbed two different people on two separate occasions on the E train in Queens, within the confines of the 108th Precinct.
The first incident took place on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3:00 a.m. An individual approached an 18-year-old male while on board a Manhattan-bound E train. The individual pulled out a knife and removed the victim’s iPhone. The individual fled the train in an unknown direction at the Northern Boulevard stop.
The second incident occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 4. At approximately 3:59 a.m., the individual, accompanied by another man, approached a 20-year-old male at the E train subway station at 23rd Street. The individuals punched the victim in the face and head and took his wallet which contained a debit card and a metrocard. They also took the victim’s phone charger before fleeing.
The individual has been described as a black male wearing a red du-rag. Police have released a video of the individual entering the subway.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents 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 by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.