3 robbers cut man’s pants open, steals wallet, phone at Delancey Street subway station: NYPD

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Police said the three robbers attacked a man from behind, cut open his pants' pocket and stole his wallet and iPhone. (DCPI)

Police said the three robbers attacked a man from behind, cut open his pants’ pocket and stole his wallet and iPhone. (DCPI)

LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — Police are searching for three suspects who slashed open a man’s pants and robbed him inside the Delancey Street subway station on Feb. 28.

The first suspect approached a man while he was entering the station located between Delancey and Essex streets at 5:15 p.m., police said. He held the emergency door open and asked the victim if he wanted to go through it. He said no and went through the turnstile instead, according to police.

The suspect then grabbed the victim from behind and slammed him against the wall, according to police. A second suspect came and cut open the man’s back pants pocket. A third suspect took his wallet with $170 in it, then reached into the man’s sweatshirt and took his iPhone 6.

The three robbers then fled the station, police said.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.