Robbers Threaten Man with Razor Blade After Swiping Cash on 4 Train: Police

By Rachel Holliday Smith on May 15, 2014 11:11am 

 Police said the man pictured in the black hat (left and middle) removed cash from a victim's pocket. The man pictured in the striped shirt (at right) threatened the victim with a razor blade, police said.
Police said the man pictured in the black hat (left and middle) removed cash from a victim's pocket. The man pictured in the striped shirt (at right) threatened the victim with a razor blade, police said.
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CROWN HEIGHTS — Police are looking for two men they say teamed up to steal money from a young man’s pocket on the subway and then threatened him with a razor blade when he confronted the pair about the theft.

The robbery happened April 24 about 9:40 a.m. on a Manhattan-bound 4 train in Crown Heights, the NYPD said. Police said the 25-year-old victim confronted the first suspect after he removed cash from the man's pocket. At that point, the second suspect took out a razor blade and threatened to cut the victim, police said..

Both men fled the 4 train into the Botanic Garden shuttle train station, which connects to the 4 train at Franklin Avenue.

The man who took the money is described by police as a 40- to 50-year-old male standing about 5-foot-10 and weighing 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black polo jacket over a blue hooded sweatshirt and a blue Yankees hat, police said.

The man who threatened the victim with a razor blade was last seen carrying a blue jacket and wearing a striped shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.

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