Cops release video of armed robber who confronted victim at Jamaica subway station

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Police are looking to question a young man who allegedly robbed a 22-year-old victim at gunpoint in a Jamaica subway station last month.

On Sept. 17 at around 5 a.m., the 22-year-old male victim was inside of the Sutphin Boulevard and Hillside Avenue subway station on the southbound F line when he was approached by a suspect, who displayed a silver handgun and demanded his belongings, cops said.

Law enforcement sources said the perpetrator then removed the victim’s cell phone and wallet, which contained $120, and fled in an unknown direction.

The victim was not injured in the incident, according to authorities. Police were later able to recover the victim’s cell phone using tracking software. The incident was reported to the 107th Precinct.

Police described the suspect as a black man in his late teens to early 20s, standing 5 foot 7 inches and weighing 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt, grey sweatpants and white sneakers.

Surveillance footage of the suspect can be seen below.


Anyone with information in regards 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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