Police are looking for two suspects who were caught on video violently attacking and then robbing a man at a Manhattan subway station on Sunday morning.
The incident occurred around 5 a.m. at the Columbus Circle stop, on the platform for the southbound A/C and B/D trains. According to the NYPD, "the two suspects approached the 25 year-old male victim and knocked him to the ground. Both of the suspects punched and kicked the victim while he was on the floor; one of the suspects wore brass knuckles during the assault. They then removed his property and $350 in cash."
The two suspects fled on a southbound A train, and the victim was taken to a hospital for bruising and lacerations to his face.
1010 WINS' John Montone visited the station, and spoke to a Metro newspaper worker, "I work Monday through Friday, I work the metro papers here, and so far I’ve been seeing a lot of crazy people here but they haven’t messed with me so far." Another commuter said, "Things are getting crazy. People don’t have any respect for anybody else and it’s really the worst part about it all.”
The authorities released video of the suspects, describing the first male, who is seen wearing a gray hooded sweater and light colored pants, as being in his 30s, 5'8" to 5'10"; and the second male as being in his 30s, 5'8" to 5'10" and last seen wearing a gray t-shirt, black long sleeved undershirt and black pants.
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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.