Duo attacks commuter who wouldn’t give them free train ride in Brooklyn: cops

Surveillance footage of both suspects wanted in connection to an assault in the Jay Street subway station. (Photos courtesy of NYPD)

Cops in Brooklyn are looking for two men wanted in connection to a violent assault at the Jay Street subway station last month.

Law enforcement sources said the incident happened at 9:45 p.m. on Jan. 11, when one of the perps punched a 37-year-old man in the face.

Moments later, police said, the suspects displayed a knife and a pistol. One of the crooks held the gun to the victim’s neck and issued verbal threats. They later fled in an unknown direction.

But an NYPD spokesperson told amNewYork Metro that the perps wanted the victim to open the emergency gate or give them a free swipe with his MetroCard. 

When the victim ignored their calls, cops said, they followed him onto the platform and went on the attack.

The NYPD described both suspects as teenagers, between 17 and 19. Both had slim builds and were about the same height at 5 feet, 10 inches tall.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the suspects’ whereabouts 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 on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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