Two teens remain at large weeks after they assaulted, robbed woman at Willets Point 7 train station: NYPD

110 Pct.-TD 20 Robbery Photo

A 7 train rider was injured after she was roughed up by two teenagers during a robbery at the Mets-Willets Point subway station earlier this month and the suspects remain at large.

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst and Transit District 20 reported that the incident occurred at around 9:00 p.m. on Friday, March while the 38-year-old victim was waiting on the Manhattan-bound 7 train platform when she was approached by two strangers.

The assailants forcibly removed her cell phone from her hand and fled on foot out of the station onto Roosevelt Avenue. During the robbery, the perpetrators knocked the woman down causing a facial laceration but she refused medical attention at the crime scene, police said.

The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspects on Wednesday and described them both as standing at approximately 5’7” tall. One wore a blue hoodie with Michael Kors in white lettering across the chest, ripped blue jeans, and black sneakers. His accomplice wore a black jacket, white and blue jeans, and a blue baseball cap.

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 at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through March 17, the 110th Precinct has reported 108 robberies so far in 2024, 35 more than the 73 reported at the same point last year, and an increase of 47.9%, according to the most recent CompStat report that also shows that assaults are also on the rise in the 110th Precinct that reported 136 so far this year, 7 more than the 129 reported at the same point in 2023, and increase of 5.4%.