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Three men sought for brutally mugging an E train rider at a Long Island City station

Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police are looking for a trio who recently beat and robbed a man of his personal belongings at a subway station in Long Island City.

At 3:30 a.m. on Dec. 29, a 38-year-old man was riding a Jamaica Center-bound E train as it pulled into the 36th Street station. There, police said, an unknown man took the victim’s headphones off of his head and walked off the train with two other individuals.

When the victim followed the suspects off of the train, according to authorities, the suspects knocked him to the ground and kicked the victim in the head and body. The group then took the victim’s cellphone and backpack, then exited the station.

The victim suffered bruising and a laceration to his face.

Police described suspects are described as black men. The first perpetrator was last seen wearing a blue hooded jacket, dark-colored pants and tan boots. The second individual was last seen wearing a black coat, a dark-colored hooded sweater, dark-colored pants and tan boots. Finally, the third suspect was last seen wearing a multicolored jacket, a dark-colored hooded sweater and black pants.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 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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