Police seek suspect who allegedly robbed MTA token booth in Brooklyn

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BROOKLYN – A former convict forced his way into a MTA token booth in Brooklyn and allegedly robbed money from the register Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

NYPD says 42-year-old Charles Hudgins, armed with a gun, entered Junius Street station as a cleaner was attempting to empty the garbage about 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Once inside, Hudgins, who stands at 6 feet 2 inches tall, robbed an undetermined amount of money from the cash register and fled the scene, cops say.

A canvass of the area by detectives yielded witnesses who identified Hudgins as a suspect, police say.

Authorities say he was convicted in March for criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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