Three muggers sought for punching and robbing an M train rider in Glendale: NYPD

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Cops are looking for this trio who allegedly punched out an M train rider in a Glendale subway station before robbing him. NYPD

Police from the 104th Precinct in Ridgewood are looking for three muggers who assaulted an M train rider at a Glendale subway station in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 16.

The 42-year-old man was standing on the platform inside the Seneca Avenue subway station just before 3 a.m. when the three strangers approached him and allegedly punched him multiple times in his face while forcibly removing his cell phone before running out of the station onto Palmetto Street, police said. The victim refused medical attention at the scene.

The NYPD released surveillance photos of the suspects on Thursday and described them as having medium complexions in their late teens or early 20s. One wore a blue short-sleeved shirt with white spots, a white baseball cap, and light jeans with colored patches. The second assailant wore a white polo shirt, baggy jeans, a blue baseball cap and a black cross-body bag. The third perpetrator wore a dark blue football jersey with the #99 in white with a red collar, dark Nike shorts, and black sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding 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 June 16, the 104th Precinct has reported 99 robberies so far in 2024, one more than the 98 reported at the same point last year, an increase of 1%, according to the most recent CompStat report. Assaults are also on the rise in the precinct with 142 reported so far this year, a dozen more than the 130 reported at the same point in 2023, an increase of 12.7%, according to CompStat. Transit crimes are down slightly in the 104th with a dozen reported so far in 2024, one fewer than the 13 reported at the same point last year, a decline of 7.7%, according to CompStat.