Cops seek trio behind violent subway station robbery in East New York

Three individuals wanted by NYPD in connection to a subway station robbery.
Cops are looking for three assailants they say robbed a man of his wallet while asking for directions at an East New York subway station.

Police are looking to identify three individuals involved in a subway station robbery earlier this month.

Authorities say a 26-year-old man was at the Sutter Avenue subway station in East New York at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 when he was approached by three men seemingly asking for directions. Police say the victim engaged in conversation with the individuals before they pushed him to the ground and stole his wallet.

The assailants fled on foot in an unknown direction and police say the victim was uninjured.

The first suspect is described by police as a male with a dark complexion and a pony-tail hairstyle who wore a gray jacket and dark colored pants.

The second suspect is described as a male with a light complexion, wearing a black skull cap and a gray jacket.

The third suspect  is described as a male with a dark complexion with long hair, wearing a black coat as well as a black hooded sweatshirt.

According to NYPD data, in a 28-day period capped on Feb. 11, there were nine reported felony assaults at the 73rd Precinct — where the robbery occurred. That number represents a 44% decrease in reported robberies when compared to the same time period in 2023.

According to transit crime reports, there were three reports of robbery within the 33rd Transit District throughout 2023.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website atcrimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, or on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, @NYPDTips.