Cops are still searching for the two teens they say beat a straphanger in Brooklyn last month for refusing to help them evade a fare, police said.
According to NYPD sources, a 28-year-old straphanger had just disembarked from an N train at the 62nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station on Sept. 30 at around 10 p.m. when the incident unfolded.
Police say the victim was attempting to leave the station when two teens asked him to open the security gate. When he refused, a verbal argument ensued, ending with the victim getting pushed and punched as he was exiting. The assailants, believed to be between the ages of 17 and 19, fled the scene and remain on the lam.
One of the perpetrators was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, multi-color shorts and black sneakers, while carrying a black book bag. The other was said to be wearing a Giants blue and gray hooded sweater, black shorts, white sneakers and a black hat.
Police on Tuesday released security camera images of the suspects, hoping that the public will recognize the pair and help bring them to justice.
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 CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.