Sox Fan's Subway Series of Mugging

Baker's dozen of victims since January

By Scott Ross
|  Friday, Aug 21, 2009  |  Updated 9:00 AM EDT
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Sox Fan's Subway Series of Mugging

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Does the "B" stands for "Boston," "Bandit" or "Beware"?

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Despite the Yankees' comfortable lead over the hated Red Sox in the American League East race, the sight of a Boston baseball cap is striking fear in the hearts of subway riders across the city.

At least 13 people have been held up -- many at knife point -- since January while riding the rails by a man sporting a Boston Red Sox hat, the New York Post reported.

"It's scary to ride on the train anytime, but now with this, it's just crazy," A train rider Elise Bradford, 33, told the Post. "I can't afford cabs, but I take them anyway. Better to be broke and safe than hurt by this guy."

After taking off much of June and July, the 6-foot-2, 20-something predator resumed his crime spree on Aug. 5, striking again on the 9th and 14th. He's made off with all manner of iPods, wallets, cash and jewelry during his reign of terror.

Most of the attacks have taken place in northern Manhattan and the Bronx, but he's also struck at 169th St in Queens and twice in Brooklyn.

Luckily, only one of his victims has been hurt -- a 40-year-old woman whom he hit in the face after she refused to surrender his purse.

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