Cops search for knife-wielding thief

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man connected to a robbery that occurred in the Boro Park area last week.

Cops say that on Wednesday, June 15 at approximately 5:15 a.m., the man – described as Hispanic, 5’4″ to 5’8,” weighing 160 to 180 pounds and in his mid 20s – approached a 45 year-old man while on a southbound “D” train approaching the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station and flashed a knife at him.  The perp proceeded to remove the 45-year-old’s Samsung cellphone before fleeing.  He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and tan cargo pants.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

A photo of the suspect.
A photo of the suspect.

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