Robbers attack straphangers in Kensington, Windsor Terrace crime spree: NYPD

Wanted: Police is looking for this person they suspect of robbing a woman on the southbound G train near Church Avenue in Kensington on July 20.
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Police are hunting a group of thieves wanted for a string of violent subway robberies in Kensington and Windsor Terrace last month.

A witness told cops that one of the victims, a 28-year-old woman, was on a southbound G near the train’s Church Avenue terminus at 1:30 a.m. on July 20, when a woman sprayed some substance in her face and tried to grab her purse. The victim resisted, so her attacker and a male accomplice resorted to punching in her the face, before hightailing it with her valuables, cops said.

Five days later on July 25, a woman demanded a 64-year-old man’s phone on the Manhattan-bound F train near the Fort Hamilton Parkway station around 4 p.m., according to police.

Like before, the victim refused to hand over his cell, so the woman, joined by two other goons, attacked the man, breaking his ribs and knocking out some teeth, before fleeing with the victim’s phone, tool bag, and $320 in cash, according to the authorities.

Paramedics brought the second victim to Brookdale Hospital for treatment of his injuries, cops said.

A surveillance video obtained by police shows two people suspected in the robberies, one of them holding a backpack, who was spotted running away from the platform and through turnstile following the first robbery.

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.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
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