Teenager mugged by two crooks while waiting for L train in Ridgewood: NYPD

Cops are looking for these two suspects, who allegedly punched out a teen before robbing him as he waited for an L train in Ridgewood last week.
Photos courtesy of the NYPD

A 17-year-old L train rider was beaten and robbed inside the Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenue subway station last week and police from the 104th Precinct in Ridgewood are searching for the two perpetrators. The incident occurred during the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 8, as the teen was standing on the northbound platform at 3:40 p.m.

Two strangers walked up to the victim and began punching him while attempting to forcibly remove his cell phone. The crooks failed as the young man held on to his cell phone but the assailants ran off with $12 in cash. An NYPD spokesman said that no personal property was taken.

The victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical attention at the crime scene, police said. The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspects as they walked along the platform as well as surveillance photos of them passing through the station turnstiles.

One of the perps is described as having a light complexion who was wearing a black face covering, an orange hooded sweatshirt under a black hooded winter jacket, gray sweatpants and black sneakers. His accomplice is described as having a medium complexion who was last seen wearing a dark colored bubble jacket, dark colored pants and black sneakers with white soles.

A reward of up to $3,500 is being offered for information that leads to their arrest. Anyone with information in regard 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, on Twitter @NYPDTips.