Subway Rider Bashed With Wood, Bitten in Arm in Bizarre Brooklyn Heist

It happened in the middle of the morning last Saturday


A 40-year-old man was beaten with a piece of wood, then bitten, in a Brooklyn subway hub last weekend by a stranger who stole his cellphone and ran away, police said.

According to the NYPD, the victim was walking in the mezzanine area of the Fulton Street and Utica Avenue station around 10 a.m. Saturday when the stranger approached him. He hit him in the head and back with a wooden plank, then bit the man on his right arm before snatching his Android phone, worth about $100, authorities said.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police released surveillance footage of the suspect from the station (above). Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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