Police Seek Suspect in Armed Subway Robberies

In each case, the man approached riders displaying a handgun and demanded their money and property

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    Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in connection with three armed robberies on the A train. Katherine Creag has the story. (Published Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012)

    Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in connection with three armed robberies in the subway system.
     
    In each case, the man approached riders displaying a handgun and demanded their money and property.
     
    The first incident occurred on Aug. 1 on a Queens-bound A train. The second occurred on Aug. 15 on a Brooklyn-bound A train and the last was on Sunday on a Queens-bound A train.
     
    All the victims complied with the suspect's demands and were not injured.

    On Tuesday morning, police patrolled A trains as they stopped at the Ozone Park station, where the armed suspect exited trains after two of the alleged robberies.

    "I'm happy to hear cops are doing extra patrols because we have to stop this crime." said Janet, an A train rider, who declined to give her last name.

    The victims -- two women and a man -- range in age from 19 to 27. Investigators said the robberies were all committed between 7 and 10:30 a.m.

    "I do sleep on the train sometimes," said A train rider, Tyrell Hassell. "Now it has me concerned."

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