Straphangers On Alert After String Of Robberies On F Train In Queens

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Straphangers are on alert after a series of robberies on the F train line in Queens.

The attacks happened both on board trains and at stations, police said.

The first happened just after 4 a.m. on Sept. 2. Police said a 23-year-old man was walking up the stairs of the 169th Street station when two men grabbed him from behind.

They then threw him to the ground, punched him in the face and took his wallet, police said.

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Then around 9 a.m. on Sept. 30, police said two men punched a 30-year-old man on board a northbound F train and demanded his iPad. The victim got off the train at the Sutphin Boulevard station and the suspects fled, police said.

The third incident happened on…

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