Cops searching for suspects who assaulted straphanger in Crown Heights

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Cops are searching for two suspects in connection with a violent robbery at the Franklin Avenue subway station in Crown Heights

Police are hunting for the two scoundrels who assaulted a straphanger in Crown Heights on Jan. 9.

The victim told police that he was sitting on a bench at the Flatbush Avenue-bound 5 train platform at the Franklin Avenue subway station near Eastern Parkway, when the two villains tried to snag his iPhone 11.

The 25-year-old victim resisted, grabbing one of the suspects’ leg, but the brutes punched and kicked him multiple times in the face and body, before running off, according to police. 

Authorities described both suspects as being in their late teens, last seen wearing sweatpants and white sneakers. 

Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect up to a $2,500 reward through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone their tips to (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.