CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (PIX11) — Police are searching for a group of men wanted in connection with an attack and attempted robbery at a Crown Heights subway station.
Two 17-year-old men were standing on the southbound platform of the 2/3 train at the Franklin Avenue subway station November 6 around 7:15 p.m., when nine men approached them.
Police say the suspects demanded that the men hand over their belongings.
Then the suspects pushed the victims to the ground, kicking and punching them.
According to police, one of the suspects tried to remove one of the victim’s sneakers while two other suspects hit them with canes.
The victims were able to fight the suspects off and safely got onto the next train.
Both victims had injuries to their face and head but refused medical attention.
Surveillance photos have been released of seven of the nine suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.