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Hammer attack, robbery at MetroCard kiosk in Brooklyn

Authorities said a man was buying a MetroCard at the Brownsville station on Wednesday when he was assaulted from behind by hammer.

brooklyn subway hammer robber A robber slammed a hammer into a man on Wednesday night at a Brooklyn subway station before robbing him as he tried to buy a MetroCard, police said. Police describe the suspect as a black male at about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing in at between 130 and 150 pounds.
Credit: NYPD

A man was attacked by hammer and then robbed on Wednesday night at a Brooklyn subway station, police said.

Authorities said that a 32-year-old victim was trying to buy a MetroCard from a kiosk at the Rockaway C train station in the Brownsville section at around 9:20 p.m.

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An assailant came up front behind and attacked the man's head with the hammer. He then demanded the man's money.

The victim gave his attacker the $140 he had in cash before the hammer-wielding robber fled the scene, according to police.

NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect taken at the subway station, describing him as a black male at about 5-foot-10 and weighing between 130 and 150 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a red long-sleeved shirt and dark pants.

Police are asking anyone with information on the incident or the suspect to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or to submit tips online.

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