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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
WANTED for Armed Robbery at Franklin Ave. Station (79th Precinct)
The New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating the following suspects who are wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 79th Precinct. The details are as follows:
On Friday, April 6, 2012 at approximately 1700 hours, the victim, a M/B/19, was walking on the N/B "C" train platform inside of the Franklin Avenue subway station when the suspects approached him, displayed a firearm and removed his chain before fleeing the station. The victim did not sustain any injuries as a result of this incident.
The suspects are described as follows:
Suspect #1 (armed with firearm): M/B or H, 25-20 years old, 5'7"-5'8" with a neatly trimmed beard and mustache. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with a gray shirt, dark jeans and black hat.
Suspect #2: M/B, 20-25 years old, 5'6"- 5'8" with short hair. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket with the letters "U.S.A" across the chest, blue jeans and a blue hat.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS(8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.