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Hammer-wielding robber attacks man trying to buy Metro Card

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Police released this photo of a man suspected of using a hammer to attack a commuter buying a Metro Card in Bushwick during the morning rush on May 7, 2014. (Photo: NYPD)

BUSHWICK, Brooklyn (PIX11) – A 32-year-old commuter was trying to buy a Metro Card when a hammer-wielding robber attacked him from behind and made off with cash, police said.

The attack happened about 9:20 a.m. Wednesday at the Fulton Street/Rockaway Avenue station in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, NYPD said.

A robber attacked a man from behind as the commuter tried to buy a Metro Card, knocking the victim in the head with his weapon and demanding cash. The victim handed over his money and the attacker ran away.

The victim was taken to a hospital, treated and released for his head injury.

Surveillance cameras captured the attacker, who is described as a black male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, between 130 and 150 pounds.

Anyone with information is urged to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or submit their tips at www.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.com.