Police are looking for two suspects who they say robbed and assaulted a man at the Columbus Circle subway station early Sunday morning using brass knuckles.
The victim, 25, was inside the A train station at about 5 a.m. when he was approached by the suspects who knocked him to the ground, police said. They thenpunched and kicked the victim while he was on the floor. According to authorities, one of the suspects wore brass knuckles during the beating.
The suspects took $350 before fleeing the station on a southbound A train.
Police said the victim suffered bruising and lacerations to his face, and was treated at an area hospital.
Both suspects are described as male, Hispanic, in their 30s and 5 feet 8 inches to to 5 feet 10 inches tall. The first suspect was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater and light colored pants, while the second was wearing a gray T-shirt, black long sleeved undershirt and black pants.
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. All calls are strictly confidential.