5 suspects wanted in violent Times Square subway station robbery

TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are searching for five men wanted in a violent robbery at the Times Square subway station.

Officers said the group surrounded a 36-year-old man as he was removing his MetroCard from his wallet. Then one of the suspects punched him in the face.

It happened last Friday around 1;00 a.m. at the N/R train mezzanine near West 42 Street and Broadway.

When the victim tried to escape, detectives say he was pinned to a staircase and punched repeatedly. One suspect took out a knife.

The group stole $700 from the victim as well as his credit cards.

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