Woman Attacked on A Train, Police Say

By Mathew Katz on February 28, 2014 8:08am 

 Police said a woman was assaulted by two men on the A train Friday, Feb. 21.
Police said a woman was assaulted by two men on the A train Friday, Feb. 21.
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CHELSEA — A woman was assaulted by two men while riding an uptown A train last week, police said. 

The 28-year-old woman was waiting for the northbound A train at the Fulton Street Station when she got into an argument with the two men just before 10 p.m. on Feb. 21, police said. The men began to film her with their phones, and she began to film them back, according to police.

"What the f--- are you looking at, white b----?" one of the men shouted, according to police.

The men slapped the woman's iPhone out of her hands, and it landed on the track, police said. The woman then chased the men into an uptown A train, where the pair began to punch and scratch her, police said.

When their train arrived at 14th Street station, the pair fled to an uptown C train, according to officials. About 30 minutes later, the woman returned to the Fulton Street station in the hopes of recovering her phone, but it was gone, police said.

Police are looking for the two suspects, who were both described by the victim as wearing women's clothing and standing about 5 foot 9, with long black braided hair. One of the attackers was wearing jeans and a yellow waist-length jacket, police said.

Other notable crimes in this week's NYPD blotter for the 10th Precinct include:

► A man was robbed at gunpoint outside Gertrude Kelly Park last Saturday night, police said. 

According to police, the 27-year-old man was smoking a cigarette outside the park near West 17th Street and Eighth Avenue when two men surrounded him about 10:10 p.m. A third man pushed a gun into his back, asking what he had in his backpack and pockets, police said.

The man did not immediately believe the alleged robbers had a pistol, until one of the men waved a black handgun with a brown handle in front of him, police said. The man handed over his green Vans backpack, $90 in cash and a Nokia Windows phone before the trio fled east on West 17th Street and then south on Eighth Avenue, according to police. 

The first suspect is described as standing 5 foot 10 and weighing 170 pounds, with black braided hair, police said. He was last seen wearing a white sweatshirt and sweatpants.

The second suspect also stands about 5 foot 10 and weighs about 250 pounds, with short black close-cut hair, police said. He was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, a red jacket and a gold watch.

The third suspect is described as standing 5 foot 7, about 35 years old, weighing 170 pounds, with black hair and a tattoo on one of his arms. He was last seen wearing black slacks, police said.

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