Thief uses subway turnstile to trap victim

June 5, 2009 3:38:33 PM PDT
The New York City Police Department is asking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect wanted for robbery that occurred in a subway station in Brooklyn. Police say a 36-year-old woman was robbed at the Halsey Street station on May 24 just after 1 a.m.

The woman was reportedly exiting the station at Wycoff Avenue and George Street through the high turnstile exit when a suspect, armed with a screwdriver, grabbed the bars and trapped the woman inside.

He then stole the victim's property and fled in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a black man between the ages of 40 and 45. He is approximately 6-foot tall.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

Citizens can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Web site at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.


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