Video: Thief Targets Women During Robberies Inside Subway Stations

By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The NYPD is searching for a man who robbed two women inside subway stations over the last two months.

The first incident was reported on Tuesday, Oct. 22 just after 10 p.m. when a 21-year-old woman entered the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall station.

Surveillance video shows as she walked down the stairs, a man cornered her with a knife and demanded money. Police say the victim complied and then man fled towards a northbound J train with $25.

The most recent incident happened Saturday, Nov. 30 also after 10 p.m.

Authorities say during that instance, a 23-year-old woman was leaving the Chambers Street station when a man approached her from behind and attempted to grab her purse.

The NYPD says he trapped her inside a revolving turnstile and was able to grab her debit card before fleeing the station.

In both instances, neither victim was harmed.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).