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Subway heists: Goons target teens in underground crime spree • Brooklyn Paper

Subway heists: Goons target teens in underground crime spree

Low blow: Cops are hunting these men suspected of robbing two teens at a Crown Heights subway station.
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Cops are hunting for a pair of young punks wanted for allegedly robbing teenage boys amid a string of subterranean heists in Crown Heights on April 17.

A 13-year-old boy told police he was waiting in the mezzanine at the Kingston Avenue and Throop Avenue C train station at 1:35 p.m. when the crooks waltzed up and demanded the kid’s cellphone. One of the thieves then feigned a gun in his pocket to scare the teen into giving up his smartphone.

The duo struck at the same station later that day at around 8 p.m., this time threatening to stab a 15-year-old boy if he didn’t fork over his iPhone, and then slugging the kid after he gave it up, cops said.

Police have released surveillance images of two suspects, who they describe as between 19 and 21 years old. Both were last seen wearing white Jordan sneakers.

Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect a $2,500 reward through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone tips in at (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 Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.

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