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Men wanted in connection with Brooklyn subway robbery pattern: police

Posted at 11:35 AM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 11:35:53-05

Four men are wanted in connection with two robberies that have taken place in the last eight days, according to police.

The first incident took place inside the Atlantic Avenue subway station on Monday, Dec. 16 at 11:30 p.m. A 49-year-old newsstand employee was approached by four men who came behind the counter.

One of the individuals took out a knife and demanded property. The men began to punch the victim about the head and body and took an unknown amount of cash from the register before fleeing to parts unknown. The victim suffered pain and bruising but refused medical attention when the EMS arrived.

The second incident took place Sunday night inside the Borough Hall subway station on the 2 line. A 53-year-old male newsstand employee was approached by the four men and they began to punch the victim about the head and body. They removed an unknown amount of cash and candy from behind the counter before fleeing on foot.

The victim refused medical attention.

The men are described as between 20 and 30 years old and last seen wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of these individuals 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM [nypdcrimestoppers.com] or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are kept strictly confidential.