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Details of how Swedish tourists robbed at NYC subway station on Christmas

Details of how Swedish tourists robbed at NYC subway station on Christmas

Two Swedish tourists were among at least three straphangers robbed in the city on Christmas morning, according to police.

The foreigners, a 30-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man, were standing on the southbound R train platform at 25th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, around 9:30 a.m. when a male robber approached them, “simulated a firearm,” and demanded they hand over their belongings, according to the NYPD.

The robber made off with the pair’s cellphones, wallets, cash and a purse, cops said.

Details of how Swedish tourists robbed at NYC subway station on Christmas
Two tourists from Sweden were among three straphangers robbed on subway platforms in New York City on Christmas morning, police said.

The suspect wore orange sneakers, a gray coat, blue jeans and a black face mask and had an Adidas backpack, NYPD said.

The crime took place hours after an earlier robbery on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the NYPD said.

In that case, a Queens man had his iPhone stolen by two 16-year-old boys who proceeded to make a purchase on the man’s Amazon account, police said.

Cops said the victim had been waiting for a southbound train at West 72nd Street and Broadway at 1:33 a.m. when the teens snatched his phone.

During an ensuing struggle, one of the teens punched the man with a closed fist, police said.

Details of how Swedish tourists robbed at NYC subway station on Christmas
Two teens allegedly robbed a man at the West 72nd Street station in Manhattan.

The teens then fled and used their victim’s phone to make an unauthorized Amazon purchase before being apprehended by police at Columbus Circle, according to authorities. It was unclear what the boys purchased.

Officials said the teens, who were not identified due to their age, were arrested and charged with robbery.

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