The NYPD’s 19 Precinct sent out a May 4 tweet advising that a suspect from an April 19 attack on the UES is still ‘wanted.’ This suspect in question assaulted a 47 year old female and stole her iPhone at the 96th and Lexington Avenue subway station on Monday, April 19 at about 11:40am.
The attack and theft took place on the southbound 6 train platform, and the NYPD is offering a $2,500 reward for any information which leads to an arrest of the suspect.
🚨 WANTED for ROBBERY:
On Mon, 4/19 at approx. 11:40am, in the 96th St/ Lexington Ave Subway Station on the southbound “6” Train platform, suspect struck a 47-year-old female & took her iPhone.
— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) May 4, 2021
Some remain fearful of commuting via subway as more underground crimes continue to be reported. The incident above comes as the MTA looks to reopen 24/7 subway service this month.
Interim Transit Authority President Sarah Feinberg told ABC7 that “more riders are returning to the New York City subway system every day, despite concerns about safety and the dangerously mentally ill.”