Three suspects sought in string of J train robberies [With Video]

Authorities released surveillance video of three suspects in the robberies. Images courtesy NYPD
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JAMAICA — Police were searching for three men wanted in a string of robberies on the J train along Jamaica Avenue between 102nd and 121st streets, the NYPD said.

Authorities said a 22-year-old man riding the J train near Jamaica Avenue and 102nd Street around 2 a.m. Jan. 9 was allegedly punched in the face by one of the suspects. The trio allegedly went through the victim’s pockets but were unable to obtain any property, according to cops.

A woman riding the J train around 6:40 p.m. Jan. 12 near Jamaica Avenue and 121st Street was approached by the three suspects, who allegedly snatched her iPhone 5 from her hand and ran from the scene, police said.

A third robbery occurred around 10:30 p.m. Jan. 16 when the suspects went up to a 26-year-old woman on the J train near Jamaica Avenue and 111th Street and allegedly grabbed the iPhone 4S from her hands, the NYPD said.

None of the victims were injured during the robberies, according to police.

The suspects are described by investigators as three black men in their late teens and about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10. The first suspect was last seen wearing a red winter jacket, dark pants and dark shoes, the second suspect was also seen wearing dark clothing and the third teen was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark winter jacket with a gray or white hooded sweatshirt underneath, according to cops.

Those with information should contact NYPD’s Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting its website or texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

Updated 12:32 am, July 10, 2018
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Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
Wow, how shocking, three young black teenagers, with nothing better to do, no life ahead of them, probably no father in the picture and a poor upbringing.

How shocking! Another example of the breakdown in the black community.

And so the status quo continues.
Jan. 24, 2014, 6:50 am
gh from queens says:
If you're over 12 and commit a crime, you should be prosecuted like an adult! These teens know exactly what they are doing when they rob, kill or beat someone....They get let off too easy. Usa is a joke with its prison system.
Jan. 24, 2014, 8:43 am
al from rh says:
This could have happened to any one of us using the J.

These young men probably had no one encouraging them to continue in school; or to graduate.

The dishonesty of crime is not excusable, of course. But my concern is with the Education System of New York City. The High schools, especially in Queens, are impossibly over crowded. The teachers are overwhelmed. Many students have NO PARENTS living In New York!!!

The enjoyment of learning and gaining knowledge would be the answer to much crime prevention.
Jan. 24, 2014, 11:14 am
gee from jamaica says:
well of coarse it had to black teens because they don't want to get an education or a job they want easy money fast money there parents are probably the same . all these people want is other people stuff. the majority of drug dealers and thieves are black. those are the type I call —— the low lives whereas there are some well educated and respectful black people. they going to meet their match one of these days and I hope someone kiss there asses real good give them a taste of there own medicine.
Jan. 25, 2014, 11:19 am
Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
gee from jamaica says:
the majority of drug dealers and thieves are black.


And another reason to just go ahead and legalize pot in the USA, period. Take it out of the criminal element's hand and free up the prison system of people who say pot, which was always —— to send people to prison if they just sold pot.

In the meantime rich old white men have screwed the economy big time and not one, not one is in prison.

Something majorly wrong with the system.
Jan. 25, 2014, 8:47 pm
gee from jamaica says:
I absolutely agree
Jan. 26, 2014, 4:02 pm

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