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Man arrested for attempting to rape, robbing woman aboard 4 train

Busted: Cops on Friday arrested this man for allegedly molesting and robbing a woman aboard a Manhattan-bound 4 train on Jan. 17.
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Cops cuffed a man for molesting, robbing, and attempting to rape a woman after she boarded a 4 train in Crown Heights.

The victim told police she got on the Manhattan-bound subway at the Franklin Avenue station on Jan. 17 at 1:15 am, when the victim immediately began trying to kiss her, according to authorities.

The woman tried to push the man away, but he clung onto her and ultimately dragged her to the train’s floor, where he pulled her pants down and grabbed her genitals, cops said.

She attempted to escape the suspect, but he held her arms down, swiping $47 in cash, her cellphone, and earphones before fleeing the train at Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center station, and running away on the subway tracks, according to police, who said the woman received treatment to minor injuries at a local hospital following the incident.

Detectives caught up with the suspect after uncovering surveillance footage that showed the him reemerge from the subway tracks onto the station’s 3-train platform, and arrested him on Jan. 18 on charges including attempted rape, robbery, and sexual abuse, authorities said.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 1:35 pm, January 21, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

The Hunkster from Bed-Stuy says:
Not a good place to cause any crime in the NYC subway system, since there are plenty of closed circuit television surveillance cameras everywhere.
Jan. 21, 3:10 pm
A person from The village says:
Or how about just not mugging and robbing and raping people anywhere at all?
Jan. 21, 6:18 pm
Jocelyn from Cobble Hill says:
Don’t rape a woman, you man !
Jan. 22, 7:16 am
Life Sentance from NYC says:
People like this need to be locked up for life or put to sleep permanently. It's less of an issue to rob someone, but physical harm in such situations should see no less than 10 years and up depending on severity and callousness, and sexual assaults should result in never seeing the light of day again.
Jan. 22, 10:07 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Sorry, the mayor decided to close Rikers Island, so this perp will end up in a halfway house, probably up the block from you. Don’t worry, all criminals will be magically rehabilitated during their stay at our luxury accommodations. Welcome to liberal loony land, be sure to hide your valuables.
Jan. 22, 12:26 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
I should know, I'm a recidivist.
Jan. 22, 5:53 pm
Mustache Pete from Windsor Terrace says:
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge: No, you're just an impotent incel, taking your frustrations out on people you try to annoy. Too bad you fail at that too.
Jan. 22, 8:55 pm

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