A 27-year-old subway passenger on an uptown No. 4 train in the Bronx was involved in a physical altercation with an individual attempting to steal his necklace at knifepoint. The incident occurred around 5 a.m. on Saturday, as reported by the police.
The passenger, who was approached by the suspect under the guise of a conversation, attempted to move to a different part of the train when the assailant revealed a knife and tried to snatch the rider’s necklace. During the ensuing struggle, the victim grabbed the knife, resulting in the severance of part of his left index finger.
Following the altercation, the suspect exited the train when it arrived at the 170th St. station. The injured passenger sought medical attention at BronxCare Health and Wellness Center.
The New York City Police Department has released a photograph of the suspect and is seeking assistance from the public to identify and locate him. The suspect is described as having a dark complexion and was last seen wearing a beige coat.
Individuals with any information related to this incident are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. The NYPD assures confidentiality for all callers.
The 44th Precinct, where the robbery occurred, has reported a 4% decrease in major crime this year compared to the same period last year. This includes a nearly 21% reduction in robberies, as per NYPD data up to December 10.