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Crook robs F Train rider at Parsons Boulevard station before fleeing to Manhattan: NYPD

Aug. 28, 2023 By Bill Parry

An F train rider was robbed in Jamaica last month and his assailant is still at large after being spotted in lower Manhattan hours after the attack, according to authorities.

Police from the 107th Precinct and Transit District 20 reported that during the early morning hours of Monday, July 31, the 28-year-old victim was onboard a northbound F train at the Parsons Boulevard subway station when he was approached by a stranger who forcibly removed his wallet and cell phone before running off the train in an unknown direction at around 12:30 a.m. The victim was uninjured during the robbery, according to the NYPD.

The suspect in the grand larceny investigation was observed just before 4 a.m. using the victim’s credit card to enter the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall/Chambers Street subway station complex, police said.

The NYPD released a surveillance photo of the suspect entering the station in Lower Manhattan and described him as having a dark complexion, medium build and thin mustache. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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