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Woman mugged at 36th Street subway station, police say

2178-16 QTRS Robbery 7-26-16

July 30, 2016 Staff Report

A 33-year-old woman was mugged while waiting for the subway at the 36th Street station on Tuesday, according to police.

The woman was standing on the platform waiting for the Queens bound “G” and “R” trains at 1:30 pm when the suspect grabbed the victim’s wallet and threatened he would kill her.

The woman’s wallet contained $1,350 cash, credit cards and a check for $481.

The suspect is described as Hispanic, between 17 and 20 years old, light skin, 125lbs and 5’5” to 5’7”.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

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Martika

I am the most native New Yorker I know. “Been there & seen that” long before it came into mode, and as a woman, I can tell you my vote is NOT going to Crooked Hillary. In the bad old days, I don’t remember anyone standing up, much less a female politician, for my friends who were victims of both mugging and rape. Bring back Giuliani. He got the job done right.

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Tawani

Trump is not going to win! You can not win a national election without the minority (non-white) vote. Republicans Don’t Even Like Him! And Single woman are against him! It is 2016 and by 2050 the US will be a majority-minority country. His voting demographic is shrinking nationally!!

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Alex Tikas

Oh honey, wake up .. NY is a Blue state . She will win the state. Your vote ( like your opinion AND your outlook for the future of this country are about as relevant as well Donald Trump standing up for rape victims . Didnt his ex wife accuse him of rape ?

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Hmmmm

She should have knocked his skinny ass in the tracks.

125lbs at 5’7″ this kid is a beanpole.

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Anonymous

Something is wrong here. The only place – I think – where you’d be waiting for an R or G is 4th Avenue in Brooklyn.

The article says 36th STREET and the G doesn’t run there. Also, the photo doesn’t particularly look like the 36th Ave Astoria Station.

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Hmmmm

Yeah they don’t seem to ever proof their articles. It’s the R / M trains at this station. Horrible stop. You can hide in the corner at the entrance which comes out next to extra space storage. It’s super creepy

Why are so many people who are being written about possessing such large amounts of cash at the time of incidence?

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astorian

I never feel comfortable in that station with the welfare office pretty much right upstairs.
Wonder if the guy knew she was carrying a big wad of cash?

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Jen L

Ever been in there? Its mostly people with kids and older people or their caretaker. Pretty depressing scene actually, but nothing to be afraid of. Regular people in a difficult situation, that’s all. They’re not felons and felons usually can’t get benefits. Welfare is long dead, btw.

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Astorian

This is my stop and I avoid it, preferring instead to walk further to the Steinway St. stop. It’s a long, desolate rape tunnel on the one end. On the other end, closer to the token booth, it’s a little better / safer but barely.

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Different Astorian

This is my stop and I avoid it, preferring instead to walk further to the Steinway St. stop. It’s a long, desolate rape tunnel on the one end. On the other end, closer to the token booth, it’s a little better / safer but barely.

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astorian

Yes Jen L., I’ve been in that station quite a lot. The station is generally mostly empty and the entrances with no token booths (sorry,showing my age – customer service booths?) are made to order for muggers. I’ve been regularly riding the subways for over 40 years and that is pretty much the only station that creeps me out so I generally take the N/Q even though they are a little further away for me unless I’m in a big rush or travelling at a peak hour.

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Anonymous

I’m not saying that its a great station – it needs serious renovations and security. Steinway also. But it’s not because of people applying for food stamps, that’s all.

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Jen L

I’m not saying that its a great station – it needs serious renovations and security. Steinway also. But it’s not because of people applying for food stamps, that’s all.

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Marge

Have you ever stood in line for EBT benefits or medicaid? I have when i was trying to help a friend and generally speaking, it is not the type of area you would want to spend more time in than needed especially with children or elderly parents!

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