13 suspects in Midtown assault straphanger and steal his clothing at train station: cops

a group of perpetrators who assaulted and robbed a man in Midtown

The NYPD released footage of 13 suspects who brutally beat a man before taking his clothes and other property in a Midtown train station early Wednesday morning. 

Police sources said the suspects approached the 19-year-old victim on the platform of the northbound D train at the 59 Street-Columbus Circle subway station in an aggressive manner at approximately 1:15 a.m. on March 20.

According to the investigation, several suspects said to the victim, “Let me get those shoes. Give me the phone…Do you live in this neighborhood?”  

The group of perpetrators then started striking and kicking the man repeatedly before forcibly removing his coat and sneakers and taking his cellphone, police said, and then fled the scene before cops arrived. 


Officers from the Midtown North Precinct and NYPD Transit Bureau responded to the incident. No weapons were recovered at the scene. 

EMS brought the victim to Mount Sinai-St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries. 

Preliminary reports say it is unclear if the perps knew the victim, and so far no arrests have been made. 

Anyone with any information regarding this assault and robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish speakers dial, 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit their tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.