Police are looking for a man they say punched a fellow straphanger on a southbound D train in the Bronx earlier this month. According to the NYPD, the suspect accused his victim of taking a photo of him before he attacked him.
The NYPD says the incident occurred on April 4th at around 4:45 p.m., onboard the aforementioned D train near Grand Concourse and East 174th Street. Police say the suspect went up to the victim, a 64-year-old man, and accused him of taking his photo. He then allegedly tried to take the victim's phone from him, and when the victim resisted, cops say he punched the victim in the face and pushed him out of the train and onto the platform at the 174th Street station.
The victim was not taken to a hospital following the attack, according to police.
Cops say the suspect is 25-30 years old, 5'8"-5'11" with facial hair and was last seen wearing a black jacket, a black baseball hat with a white symbol in the front, head phones and blue jeans.
Anyone with information in regards 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 Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.