Israeli Tourists Beaten, Tased In Brazen Brooklyn Subway Robbery

WCBS 880 Newsroom
December 07, 2019 - 12:25 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Two women from Israel were violently attacked by two muggers early Thursday morning at a subway station in Brooklyn, police said.

Surveillance video released by the NYPD on Saturday shows the pair of suspects, said to be male and female teenagers, repeatedly punching one of the women on the staircase of the Avenue I F train stop in Midwood shortly after midnight.

Police say the suspects attacked the two women, ages 20 and 21, on the platform staircase of the subway station, brandishing a knife and taser before terrorizing and robbing them for several minutes as a camera captured the altercation.

Israeli tourists robbed

Graphic video shows the female suspect beating one of the women repeatedly while stealing the tourists' phones and pocketbooks containing credit cards and cash, police said. The valuables can be seen strewn across the steps of the staircase.

The female suspect then pulls the woman down the steps by her hair before hitting her again on her head and body, the video shows.

One of the women tried to chase the muggers, but the suspects pushed her away and ran off into the subway.

The two victims were taken to Maimonides Hospital with cuts and bruises. They have since returned to Israel, reports say.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.