Police are asking for help in locating three suspects wanted in the robbery of a 27-year old man in the Delancey Street subway station Feb. 28.
Gothamist reported that they sliced the victim’s back pocket open and then snatched a wallet and phone from the front pocket of a sweatshirt. It happened shortly after 5 p.m. as the victim entered the train station. One of the suspects reportedly opened the emergency exit and asked if the victim wanted to come through the doorway. He declined. But after passing through the turnstile, the man was shoved against a wall. The suspects then allegedly took the wallet and iPhone.
If you have information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477).
Delancey Street subway station.
The Daily News has the story today of a harrowing ordeal for a commuter who fell onto the F train tracks at Delancey Street. It happened yesterday morning at around 8:30. A man in his early 20’s apparently suffered a seizure and came crashing down on the Brooklyn-bound F train tacks.
Danny Hay, a Lower East Side resident and MTA employee, was on his way to work when the accident happened. “It was a loud slam. I looked down and saw a young man in his 20s,” he told the News. “He looked unconscious.” Hay said he got on his radio to call for help but no one answered. He then tried to get an MTA attendant to cut the power, but a train continued to barrel toward the victim and two men who’d jumped on the tracks to help.
Finally Hay began flashing his lights across the tracks and the train came to a stop just in time. Paramedics soon arrived to care for the young man, while the “good samaritans” disappeared and Hay went off to work.
The stairways to the downtown F train was blocked off this morning following the incident.
A woman was struck by a Brooklyn-bound F train this morning at the Delancey Street station. She was treated by paramedics at the scene before being transported to New York Hopsital in stable condition. The incident happened at around 7:15.
Trains were being diverted to the A line for a short time but the MTA reports that normal service has resumed with delays.
More to come…