Subway thieves use nunchucks in brutal attack

Posted at 10:39 PM, Jan 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-31 23:02:53-05

Police are searching for three thugs who beat with nunchucks while trying to steal his jacket in a Manhattan subway station.

The teens walked up to the 25-year-old victims near the turnstiles on the 1 train platform at the West 157th Street station early Sunday and complemented him on his jacket.  They then told him they liked it so much that they were going to take it, but the man refused.

The three then began to punch and kick him before one pulled out nunchucks and hit him repeatedly in the head.  All three took off without the jacket, but the victim was left bleeding from cuts on his head.

The suspects are described as between 17 and 19 years old, each roughly 5’8″ tall and weighing 150 lbs.  One was dressed in a gray jacket and yellow and burgundy baseball hat, another in a gray jacket and green baseball hat and the third in a black t-shirt and gray and black checkered scarf.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the anonymous tip line at 800-577-TIPS.