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Man violently attacks woman in L station, swipes her Mac laptop

A 23-year-old woman rode the L train in from Brooklyn and was exiting the 14th St. and First Ave. station around 6 p.m. on Sun., May 2, when she was viciously assaulted from behind and robbed, police said.

Cops said a stranger ran up and punched the victim in the side of the head, knocking her down, then grabbed her backpack, which contained a pricey Apple MacBook Air and debit/card cards. The attacker then fled to parts unknown.

The victim sustained swelling to her head, though refused medical attention at the scene.

The suspect is described as a male around age 30, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, with a medium build and facial hair. He was last seen wearing a black winter hat, a light-colored scarf around his neck, a red-and-black jacket, a red-white-and-blue shirt, blue shorts with white stripes and blue sandals. He was carrying a large blue bag.

Another photo of the alleged subway mugger. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

Police provided a surveillance video of the attack and photos of the alleged suspect obtained from the incident location.

Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter at @NYPDTips or by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

One Comment

  1. JQ LLC JQ LLC May 5, 2021

    Too bad the city hasn’t built the four borough tower jails yet.

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