Subway riders beware. Authorities are seeking an armed man who robbed five different commuters this week in and near subway stops in Greenwich Village and Fort Greene, ABC reports.
The five robberies occurred over the course of three days and all of the victims were men, ages 15-30, according to a CBS report. Police say the suspect approached his victims, said that he had a gun with a silencer, and then grabbed whatever personal property the victims were carrying. None of the victims were injured.
Three out of five of the robberies happened in the early morning, according to Gothamist.
The first robbery happened Sunday when a 19-year-old man was robbed in front of 39 East 1st Street in the East Village.
The second and third robberies occurred Monday when a 30-year-old man was robbed while he was waiting on southbound platform of F train at 2nd Avenue and Houston Street. That afternoon, a 15-year-old boy was robbed on the southbound platform of the B/Q train at the Dekalb Avenue subway station.
The fourth and fifth robberies both occurred early Tuesday morning, when a 20-year-old man was robbed waiting for the southbound F train at West 4th Street. A few hours later, a 24-year-old man was robbed on a southbound D train as it left the Dekalb station.
Police released a surveillance video where the suspect is shown wearing a dark hoodie pulled over his head. He is described as a white man in his 30s, 6-foot-tall, and bald.
Anyone with any information relating to this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or file a report online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.