CHELSEA — A heavily armed robber held up two straphangers with a knife and a club at a 14th Street subway station in recent weeks, according to a police report.
The bandit struck first in the early hours of Nov. 27 at the 14th Street 1 station, when he approached a 33-year-old woman on a stairway at 4:15 a.m., menaced her with a metal club, and demanded her bag, police said. The woman handed over the bag, which held $200 in cash, a MetroCard, and several bank card and IDs, and the robber fled, according to a police report.
The next day, on Nov. 28, surveillance cameras captured the suspect using the victim’s MetroCard at the Utica Avenue 3/4 station in Crown Heights, police said.
The same man struck again just over a week later, at 5:05 a.m. on Dec. 5, when he went up to a 68-year-old man, flashed a knife, and demanded money, but the victim managed to dodge the fiend, dashing onto a train and fleeing to safety, according to a police report.
Police provided no further information about the suspect.