VIDEO: Group of 13 Wanted for Attacking, Robbing Lone Straphanger

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Thirteen suspects are wanted in connection to an early morning robbery at the Columbus Circle subway station.

The NYPD is on the hunt for thirteen unknown suspects who reportedly carried out an early morning attack and robbery against a lone victim.


Police officials say the incident took place at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday, when the large group approached a 19-year-old man on the northbound D train platform at the Columbus Circle subway station.

“The individuals engaged the victim in conversation, repeatedly assaulted him, and then forcibly removed his coat, sneakers, and cellphone from his person” before fleeing, police say.

The victim sustained minor injuries and was transported by EMS to Roosevelt Hospital/Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition.

Surveillance video captured at the station shows the suspects hurriedly climbing the stairs and walking through the turnstile.


Some of them are wearing face masks and at least one of the suspects can be seen smiling.


Anyone with relevant information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter.


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