Suspect in string of subway robberies in custody

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – A suspect in a string of subway robberies in Brooklyn and Manhattan is in custody, according to police.

Cops say the suspect has struck five times in just three days. In each incident, the man tells his victims he has a gun with a silencer and demands they turn over their property.

Sunday, a 19-year-old man was robbed in front of a subway station at East 1st Street. Then on Monday, a 30-year-old man was robbed at the southbound “F” train platform at the Second Avenue station and a 15-year-old boy was robbed at the southbound “B/Q” train platform at the DaKalb Avenue station.

The last reported incident was Tuesday, when a 24-year-old man was robbed while exiting a southbound “D” train at DaKalb Avenue.

Charges against the suspect are pending.