Woman attacked by couple inside NYC subway station, has iPhone stolen: police

Michael Sheridan, New York Daily News
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A woman was knocked to the ground and had her cell phone stolen inside a Queens subway station by a turnstile-hopping couple whose robbery was captured on video, police said Wednesday.

Surveillance footage released by police shows the 23-year-old woman shoved to the cement by an unmasked woman just before 4 p.m. Saturday at the Queens Plaza station in Long Island City.

The victim was near the gate when she was assaulted, the video shows. While on the ground, a tall, unmasked man in a black hat and black jacket approaches her.

That’s when the woman’s iPhone was stolen, cops said. The couple then fled the station.

The 23-year-old was taken by EMS to Mount Sinai Hospital with injuries to her face and head, authorities said. She was in stable condition.

Additional video shows the two suspects at the nearby Queensboro Plaza station following the robbery. During that video the woman hops over the turnstile and opens the gate so the man can go through.

The female was dressed in all black and had longer hair and glasses during the attack, but is seen with short hair and no glasses in the second video.

Authorities are still looking for the couple. Anyone with information is asked to call (800) 577-TIPS.