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Subway busker ends dance performance by robbing boys of iPhone, cash

Posted at 7:36 PM, May 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-28 19:36:59-04

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Dancing for donations was apparently too hard for this NYC busker.  A subway performer wasn’t asking – but demanding – on Friday when police say he robbed two boys after a performance.

Around 3:50 p.m. the two men were dancing inside the Union Square Subway Station while two 14-year-old boys watched.

After dancing, one performer lured the boys to the other side of the L line platform and forced them to give up an iPhone and $30.

The suspect told both boys to get on an incoming train and leave the station.

Police describe the suspect as a black male, between 17 and 19, approximately 5’08”, 170 lbs. with medium length black hair. He was last seen wearing a black hood jacket with white lettering and dark colored sweatpants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous police tip line Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  They can also visit the WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM website or by text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.  All calls are strictly confidential.