Nov. 3, 2023 By Bill Parry
A teenager was robbed at knifepoint in broad daylight on Oct. 30 inside the 33rd Street-Rawson Street subway station in Long Island City, according to the NYPD.
Police from the 108th Precinct in Long Island City are searching for a stranger who approached the 14-year-old victim just before 8 a.m. on Oct. 30 and allegedly pulled out a knife before forcefully snatching his necklace, police said. The crook fled the scene in an unknown direction.
The victim was not injured during the robbery, police said.
The NYPD released a surveillance image of the suspect on Nov. 2 and described him as having black hair. He was last seen wearing a red T-shirt with a black bag slung over his shoulder.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
The 108th Precinct has reported 219 robberies so far in 2023, 58 more than the 161 reported at the same point last year, an increase of 36%, according to the most recent CompStat report.