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Suspect arrested in subway station robberies

Armed Subway Robber The armed subway robber was captured on surveillance video entering a subway station moments before he allegedly robbed a 24-year-old victim early Tuesday morning. (Credit: DCPI)

Police have arrested a Brooklyn man they say robbed several subway riders this week.

Eric Gay, 43, is accused of robbing five people in Manhattan and Brooklyn between Nov. 17 and Nov. 19. In each of the incidents, he told his victims that he had a firearm with a silencer and then robbed them, police said.

On Monday afternoon, Gay allegedly targeted a 15-year-old victim on the B/Q train platform inside the Dekalb Avenue station.

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All but one of the incidents occurred inside subway stations.

Police released a surveillance video of the suspect earlier this week. He was seen early Tuesday morning swiping his Metrocard and casually entering a subway station moments before he allegedly robbed a 24-year-old victim on a D train as it left the Dekalb Avenue station.

Gay has been charged with three counts of robbery, and he is also being questioned in connection with other recent robberies, police said.

 
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