Straphanger at East Broadway Station Chases Down Mugger to Retrieve his Wallet
Criminals are still out there, in spite of the COVID-19 lockdown. Especially in the largely empty subway stations.
East Broadway station again lives up to its dangerous reputation with a mugging there last week. According to police, a man entered the station at Rutgers Street and East Broadway at 8:45pm on March 24 to purchase a ticket at the vending machine. (These dispensers are often compromised by hustlers who try to coerce you to by fares from them.)
From his right side came the perp, who snatched the open wallet and fled up the stairs. The victim gave chase and caught up with the guy at Jefferson and Henry Streets. There was a physical altercation between the two, and the victim retrieved his wallet, with $40 missing.
The perp was later arrested.