Man threatens woman with needle before robbing, groping her on Brooklyn subway train

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August 09, 2020 - 11:27 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A man threatened a woman with a needle before robbing and groping her on a Brooklyn subway train, police said.

The 24-year-old woman was riding a southbound M train near the Central Avenue station in Bushwick shortly before noon Thursday when the man came up to her, threatened her with a needle and demanded money.

The woman handed over $10 to the man, who then grabbed her backside, police said.

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The man ran away at the Central Avenue station, according to police.

Moments before robbing the woman, police said the suspect grabbed a 49-year-old man by the shoulder and demanded money from him.

The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspect on Sunday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.