Two teens were robbed early Monday evening as they were trying to swipe their MetroCards at a Ridgewood subway station, police said.
The male victims, ages 16 and 17, were inside of the Halsey Street L train stop at about 5 p.m. when they were allegedly robbed.
They were about to pay their fares, when one of the suspects approached them, displayed a gun and demanded their money, police said. The 17-year-old took his money out and placed it on the ground. The first suspect then picked it up and walked to the stairs, where a second suspect was acting as a lookout before they both fled the station.
Both suspects are described as 25 years old and 5 feet 8 inches tall. The first man was last seen wearing a light blue jean jacket, light blue jeans and dark colored baseball cap, while the second was last seen wearing a pink shirt and brown 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.