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Shocking video shows violent robbery at Midtown subway station turnstile

Two brutes attacking a 64-year-old man and robbing him at the Lexington Avenue/59th Street station on May 30, 2021.
Screenshot from video courtesy of NYPD

Cops need the public’s help in finding two brutes who were caught on camera violently slashing, beating and robbing a man at a Midtown subway station early Sunday morning.

The NYPD released graphic footage of the attack, which occurred at 4:57 a.m. on May 30 at the turnstiles of the Lexington Avenue-59th Street station.

As shown on the 42-second video, the two perpetrators accost the 64-year-old male victim just as he was about to enter the turnstile. 

One of the crooks grabs the man by the arm in an attempt to prevent him from entering the turnstiles while his partner throws a punch, knocking the victim against a granite pillar.

The victim attempts to escape the duo, trying to climb backwards across the turnstiles — only to have the perpetrators drag him back toward them and continue their violent assault.

At one point, the blood-covered victim reaches for his wallet as one of the suspects attempts to steal cash from him. Police said they managed to steal $150 in cash from the victim. 

Following the attack, the crooks fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The incident was reported to the 17th Precinct and NYPD Transit District 4. EMS brought the victim to Bellevue Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Cops described both suspects as men with light complexions, between 18 and 25 years of age. One of them wore a black sweatshirt and Timberland NBA sneakers; he has a tattoo on his right hand.

His accomplice wore a gray Champion sweatshirt and Nike Flyposit Topaz Mist sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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