The NYPD is asking for the public's help in identifying these men they say slashedNYPD

Police are looking for two men they say slashed a subway rider on a Bronx train last week as they were attempting to steal his book bag — which only contained Tupperware.

On April 5, at about 1:15 a.m., the 26-year-old victim was riding on a southbound 2 train near the Jackson Avenue station when the two suspects approached him and tried to take his book bag, according to authorities.

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The victim fought with the two men and as a result was slashed on the back of his head, his forehead and left hand, police said. He then got off the train at the Jackson Avenue station and the suspects stayed on the train with the bag that only contained the plastic containers.


The 26-year-old man was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he was treated and released.

Police describe the two suspects — who were caught on surveillance video — as black men in their early 20s. The first man is described to be 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds, the second suspect is said to be 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 150.

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.

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