REGO PARK, Queens (WABC) -- Police have arrested a suspect in a frightening crime in which a man pinned a young woman inside a full-height subway turnstile and robbed her.
The robbery happened at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday at the 63 Drive - Rego Park station in Queens.
Surveillance video shows the trapped 26-year-old victim struggling with the suspect before the man snatches the woman's wallet from her hand and runs off.
The woman was not physically injured.
Hours after releasing the surveilance video, investigators arrested Rene Castellanos, 61, of Queens. He was charged with grand larceny
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