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Police search for muggers who assaulted 18-year-old on L train

Jul. 31, 2023 By Anthony Medina

Police from the 104th Precinct are searching for a group of violent muggers who beat and robbed an L train rider at the Myrtle Avenue and Wyckoff Avenue subway station in Ridgewood last week.

Police say the 18-year-old male victim was approached by the four unknown assailants at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Friday, July 28, while on the southbound MTA L train. 

The culprits displayed a knife and followed the victim onto the platform where they proceeded to punch, kick and throw him to the ground, police said. One of the perps also stole the victim’s phone, according to the NYPD.

All four suspects re-entered the train and fled the scene, police said. EMS took the victim to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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