A 31-year-old woman was riding a northbound J train around 11:05 a.m. when a man approached and shoved her in the neck. The assailant then pulled off her necklace from around her neck and bolted from the train at the 85th Street/Forest Parkway station and then out of the transit system, police said.
The necklace had the name “Rona” on it and the victim was not injured as a result of the incident, police said.
The NYPD released video surveillance of the suspect who has multiple tattoos along both arms and close-cropped hair.
He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, ripped blue jeans and white sneakers. The suspect had a black bag slung over his shoulder.
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