Gunman targeting late night subway riders

April 8, 2009 11:31:39 AM PDT
Police say a thief armed with a gun is targeting late-night riders. He's mugged victims on the A and the No. 4 lines, always in the dead of night.The first incident happened March 24, just after 3 a.m., on the platform of the southbound No. 4 train at Jerome and Burnside avenues in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx. The suspect reportedly displayed a firearm and demanded the victim's property.

Then, around 3 a.m. on March 26, police say the same man struck again on the northbound A train at Broadway and Dyckman in the Inwood section of Manhattan. He again displayed a weapon and demanded the victim's property.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect that was taken inside a McDonald's where the suspect used one of the victim's credit cards. (Click the above video to watch) -- He is described as a black male, approximately 30 years old, standing about 6-foot tall and weighing around 220 pounds. He was wearing a blue jacket and black du-rag.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Web site at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.


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