Brute robs man on Crown Heights subway platform as fellow straphangers watch

A 48-year-old man was waiting on the Utica Avenue subway platform when a brute punched him in the face and stole his money.
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A savage brutally robbed a man on a Crown Heights subway platform on Aug. 16 while fellow straphangers simply watched the melee unfold, according to police.

The 48-year-old victim was waiting on the platform at the Utica Avenue station at around 6 p.m., when the brute blindsided him with a punch to the face, cops said.

A cell phone video shows the two men wrestling each other to the platform floor, as at least six fellow commuters watch the skirmish in awe.

After the scuffle, the attacker picked up $200 in cash that the victim had dropped and ran out of the station, according to police.

Cops described the suspect as a 25-year-old man who is approximately 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 150 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to the identity of this male 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 CrimeStoppers website at, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at or by calling (718) 260–4577. Follow him at
Updated 12:11 pm, August 22, 2019
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Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
And people wonder how President Trump got elected.
Aug. 22, 2019, 12:04 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
So the brute is the one with the black shirt that looks like Ilhan Omar’s Brother/husband? Looks like a racially motivated attack. Either way it should be a hate crime based on the victim’s age.
Aug. 22, 2019, 1:57 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
trump got elected because the electoral college states are racist AF. Just like the person who posted the above comments. They are seething because they can’t use the N word.
Aug. 22, 2019, 2:04 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
So my comment pointing out racist comments is deleted, and the racist comments stay. Great job BP, great job. We now know what color hoods you wear when you leave the office.
Aug. 22, 2019, 2:59 pm
Koko says:
Looks like the older guy was holding his on against this goof.
Aug. 22, 2019, 4:47 pm
Gerry says:
People should do more than just watch like call police. Eveyone has cellphones right?
Aug. 22, 2019, 6:26 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Sitting around and doing nothing is exactly the type of person who posted nonsense under my name. Typical cowardice behavior. Your mother must hang her head in shame.
Aug. 22, 2019, 8:08 pm
Yolanda says:
We truly are an idiocracy. All by design.
Aug. 22, 2019, 8:38 pm
Jose from Sunset Park says:
Just punch or kick this animal in the face; don’t video tape it.
Aug. 22, 2019, 8:50 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
This is Obama’s and deBozo’s vision of America on display. Support your president if you want this country to rise above this thuggery.
Aug. 22, 2019, 10:38 pm
Bill DeBlasio from NYC says:
He reminds me of my mongrel son...
Aug. 22, 2019, 11:21 pm
Patrice Hoompdongle from Canarsie says:
It was a sexually motivated crime. Disgusting and immoral sex. Just look at how they touch each other
Aug. 23, 2019, 2:26 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Obviously someone’s mother let them stay up late and they chose to post nonsense under my name during that time. Grow TF up, loser.
Aug. 23, 2019, 7:12 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
To the POS RACIST calling themselves Bill DeBlasio here, you’re a POS RACIST! Calling a POC “mongrel”, is beyond racist. I know you don’t have the guts to post your real name.
Aug. 23, 2019, 8:29 am
The Hunkster from Bed-Stuy says:
Remember the MTA slogan in the post 9/11 NYC: "If you see something, say something."
Aug. 23, 2019, 9:30 am
Bubblicious Watkins from Marcy Houses Family Day Riots says:
bill ain’t no racist! Stop playing Henry!
Aug. 23, 2019, 9:36 am
Jim from Cobble Hill says:
WorldStar, yo!
Aug. 23, 2019, 12:56 pm
Feckless teachers says:
Guaranteed this person was tolerated by public school teachers and not properly disciplined. Now he is out on the street causing havoc.
Aug. 25, 2019, 3 am
feckless says:
Early to bed early to rise.
Aug. 25, 2019, 4:36 pm

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