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19-year-old attacked during attempted robbery at Manhattan subway station

Posted at 1:06 PM, Oct 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-12 17:30:17-04

MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Police are searching for the person accused of attacking a man during an attempted robbery in Manhattan last week.

A man is being sought by police in connection to the violent attempted robbery of a 19-year-old at a Manhattan train station Oct. 4, 2019.

The 19-year-old victim was waiting for the train at the Seventh Avenue-53rd Street subway station on Oct. 4 when he was struck in the body and face, police said.

The suspect then took the victim’s phone, but dropped it as he attempted to flee the subway station, according to police.

The victim sustained minor injuries, including pain and swelling to his face, but refused medical attention, police said.

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