NYPD: Brooklyn man charged in violent subway mugging

New York City police have released video surveillance of a male suspect wanted in connection with a robbery at the 18th Avenue subway station in Bensonhurst on March 9. A woman was exiting a southbound F train about 2:40 a.m. when she was assaulted by the suspect, who fled with the victim's personal property, police say. The suspect, believed to be in his 20s and weighing 150 pounds, was wearing a black hoodie sweater with "Alpha Phi Delta" on the front and "Stugotz" and the number 27 on the back, and black jeans and black shoes. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). NYPD handout

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A 21-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested Wednesday in a subway-station mugging of a woman after police released a video of the violent attack, the NYPD said.

Aidan Folan, who lives in Bay Ridge, was charged with robbery and assault in the March 9 mugging, which was caught on two surveillance cameras in the 18th Avenue F train subway station at McDonald Avenue, police said.

In the surveillance video released by police, authorities said Folan is seen punching, kicking and slamming the unidentified 56-year-old woman against walls and the floor, before emptying her purse and chasing her along the subway platform.

She was left with a broken arm and bruises on her face.

The suspect wore a distinctive fraternity hoodie with the Greek symbols for Alpha Phi Delta.


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