Police have released a video of three individuals they say cut a subway rider in the face earlier this week as they tried to rob him onboard a Bronx train.
On April 13 at about 12:05 a.m. the 29-year-old victim was approached by three suspects while on board the southbound 6 train at the Hunts Point Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard subway station, according to authorities.
The three individuals then attempted to take the victim’s property and during the struggle between the victim and the suspects, the 29 year old was cut on the left side of his face with an unknown object , police said.
The suspects then ran away at the Longwood Avenue station, according to cops, and the victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and later released.
Authorities describe the three suspects to be black men and about 18 years old.
The first suspect — who cops say slashed the victim in the face — is 5 feet 10 inches tall, 160 pounds, with short black hair and last seen wearing a dark green hooded jacket, dark blue jeans
The second suspect — who allegedly assaulted the victim and asked him what he had in his pockets — is 6 feet tall, 170 pounds and was last seen wearing a red vest, and dark sweater.
The third man, who police say recorded a video of the crime and also assaulted the victim, is said to be 5 feet 10 inches tall, 160 pounds and was last seen wearing a black coat.
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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.