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NYPD: Straphanger Punched in Face and Robbed on 7-Train in Woodside

Suspects wanted by police for robbing a man on the 7 train in Woodside on March 16

April 4, 2022 By Christian Murray

The police are looking for three men who robbed a straphanger on a Manhattan-bound 7 train in Woodside last month.

The victim, a 44-year-old man, was aboard the train at the 52nd Street Station when three unknown men approached him at around 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, with one of them punching him in the face.

The men then took the victim’s iPhone 13, backpack and wallet, which contained bank cards and ID. The alleged thieves then fled to another train car and then to parts unknown.

The victim suffered pain and bruising to his face.

The suspects allegedly used one of the victim’s credit cards at a Jackson Heights restaurant—Puebla Sea Food—located at 95-27 Roosevelt Ave. at around 1:10 a.m. on Thursday, March 17. They made a purchase in the amount of $31.20.

The police have released photos of the suspects taken from the restaurant.

Anyone with information in regard 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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

The suspects allegedly used one of the victim’s credit cards at Puebla Sea Food—located at 95-27 Roosevelt Ave. on Thursday, March 17. (GMaps)

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Bring back Broken Windows Policy

I doubt this is their first and most likely have been arrested and released thanks to the (pro-criminals) bail reform.


I realize this article did not address whether or not these perpetrators paid the fare or not but I don’t think it’s much of a reach to say they did not. I’m a regular train commuter and just from casual observation I would say no less than one quarter of people riding the trains in NYC do not pay the fare. If paying the fare at the turnstile is not enforced you will see more assaults, more robberies and unfortunately worse. Lawlessness at the turnstile begets lawlessness throughout the transit system.

Couldn't agree more

Go after small crime and bigger crime will be reduced.
It was done successfully in the 90’s, then the “progressive” worked their magic and now we are back to high crime.

hopey changey thing aint working

O look- 3 more candidates for the social liberals (Democrats) mental health program in lieu of sending them to jail. So they can go about terrorizing the honest citizens of the city. roll on midterms so we can vote out those social liberals and bring back accountability to those that do us harm


This is a daily event in NYC and is the result of emptying the mental institutions, jails and bail reform. It started with DeBlasio’s first term in office. I expect it will continue for years to come. Let’s vote our politicians out of office.


Stop the flow of guns and crime will stop. Oh there was no gun! Maybe it was racism that caused the crime or maybe they were poor or maybe their mothers didn’t love them! Maybe they’re just criminals!

Bleeding heart liberal

They need to be caught asap so they can be released asap.

They bought food at a restaurant with the credit card so clearly they were starving and are thus the real victims in this situation.

stop the garbage

They seem really nice//
Maybe Jessica Ramos, Tiffany Caban et al can have them over for dinner! Yes, let’s release them without bail once caught because “fists are not weapons”.


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