NYPD: Pickpockets threaten to 'cut' 4 train rider with a razor blade

A pair of suspected pickpockets threatened to "cut" a subway rider with a razor blade on a 4 train in Brooklyn last month, police said.

4 train pickpocket suspects Police said the man on the left took money from a 4 train rider's pocket. When the rider confronted him, police said the man on the right threatened to cut him with a razor blade.
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A pair of suspected pickpockets threatened to "cut" a subway rider with a razor blade on a 4 train in Brooklyn last month, police said.

 

The first suspect removed money from a 25-year-old man's pocket onboard the northbound train around 9:40 a.m. on April 24, police said. When the man confronted the pickpocket, police said a second suspect approached him and threatened to cut him with a razor blade.

 

Police said both suspects then fled the train, getting off at the Botanic Garden station in Crown Heights.

 

The first suspect is described as a black man, 40 to 50 years old, 5-foot-10 and weighing 200 pounds, police said. He was last seen wearing a black polo jacket over a blue hooded sweatshirt and a blue Yankees hat.

Police describe the second suspect as a black man who was wearing a striped shirt, blue jeans and carrying a blue jacket at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), submit a tiponlineor text 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.

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