Suspect arrested in violent subway-station mugging
A 21-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested Wednesday in the subway-station mugging of a woman after police released a video of the attack, the NYPD said.
Aidan Folan, who lives in Bay Ridge, was charged with robbery and assault for the March 9 mugging, which was caught on two surveillance cameras inside the 18th Street F train subway station at McDonald Avenue, according to police.
In surveillance video released by police, Folan is allegedly seen on camera punching, kicking and slamming the unidentified 56-year-old woman against walls and the floor, before emptying her purse then 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, with the words “Stugots 27” embroidered on the back.