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Union Square Street Dancer Robs Teens: Police

The street dance performer forced two 14-year-old boys to hand over an iPhone and cash after he performed in the Union Square subway last Friday, police said

Tuesday, May 28, 2013  |  Updated 9:15 PM EDT
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Union Square Street Dancer Robs Teens: Police

Police are searching for a street dancer who allegedly robbed two teenage boys after a performance in the Union Square subway station last Friday.

The 14-year-old victims watched the dancer perform inside the subway at about 3:30 p.m. Afterward, the performer lured the teens to an abandoned side of the L train platform and forced them to give him an iPhone and $30 in cash, according to police.

He then allegedly ordered the victims to get on the train and leave the station.

The suspect is described as about 17 to 19 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with medium-length black hair. He was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket with white lettering and dark-colored sweatpants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or at nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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