A lady was choked throughout a mugging in Penn Station Thursday and a person was pummeled by a backpack thief on a Bronx practice, cops mentioned – simply days after the NYPD revealed subway crime is up 25 percent previously month.
The 23-year-old lady was close to the A, C, and E strains at thirty fourth Street-Penn Station round 12:20 a.m. when two teenagers got here up behind her and choked her whereas snatching her pockets, authorities mentioned.
The male suspects,14 and 19, fled however have been arrested a short while later. They weren’t instantly charged.
The pockets was not recovered, cops mentioned.
The lady refused medical consideration, police mentioned.
About 5 hours later, a 33-year-old man was driving a southbound No. 4 practice approaching the 183rd Street station within the University Heights part of the Bronx when a mugger approached and commenced punching him within the face, police mentioned.
When the practice pulled into the station, the suspect fled with the sufferer’s backpack, cops mentioned.
The straphanger was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in secure situation with a small reduce on his face, authorities mentioned.
No arrests have been made.
The incidents come as the most recent NYPD statistics – up to date Sunday – present a greater than 25 % uptick in complaints involving the six main crimes throughout the metropolis’s transit system over the past month.
That features a almost 60% improve in grand larcenies, which jumped to 91 to this point this yr, in comparison with 57 over the identical month in 2022, the statistics present.
Year-to-date, nonetheless, main crimes are down within the metropolis’s transit system in comparison with the identical time span in 2022, the information exhibits.
So far this yr, the NYPD has acquired a complete of 578 complaints involving main crime underground, in comparison with 621 by the identical time final yr – a drop of almost 7 %, in accordance with the stats.
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