Cops are still searching for two robbers who recently used racial epithets against a teenager while robbing him at a Forest Hills subway station.
Law enforcement sources said the incident occurred at 10:15 p.m. on Aug. 29 at the 71-Continental Avenues station, below the intersection of Queens Boulevard and 71st Avenue.
According to authorities, the 16-year-old male victim was on board a Manhattan-bound F train at the station when the suspects approached him and began making what was described as anti-white statements.
Sources familiar with the investigation said that the suspects told the teen, “We’re going to show you white people how to treat black people, f***ing Trump supporter. Give me your phone before I slap the s**t out of you.”
Police said the victim complied with the request and handed over his cellphone and $24 in cash. The suspects then exited at the station and fled in an unknown direction.
Officers from the 112th Precinct responded to the incident; the teenager was not injured. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the matter, according to an NYPD spokesperson.
On Sept. 17, the NYPD released video footage of the two suspects, both of whom are described as black men between 20 to 25 years of age and standing about 6 feet, 2 inches tall. One of the robbers was last seen wearing a white shirt, black shorts and neon green sneakers, while his cohort wore a black shirt, black pants and black sneakers.
Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the suspects’ whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.
This story was updated on Sept. 17 at 2:25 p.m.