Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two men who were caught on surveillance video at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Manhattan shortly after they attacked a man and woman aboard a train in Long Island City on July 9.
Around 4:45 p.m., two unidentified men approached a 20-year-old man and 20-year-old woman aboard a Manhattan-bound N train at Queensboro Plaza station. One of the men said that he was going to beat up the male victim.
When the victims exited the train onto the platform, the suspects followed them and sprayed them with pepper spray before fleeing the station to parts unknown. Both victims sustained minor injuries to their faces and arms, but refused medical attention.
Surveillance video from a Dunkin’ Donuts on 1st Avenue in Manhattan later captured the two suspects, who were wearing t-shirts during the assault, but had removed them before entering the Dunkin’ Donuts.
The first suspect is described as a five-foot-eight-inch white or Hispanic youth between the ages of 16 and 18 years. He weighs approximately 170 pounds and has a ponytail. The second suspect is described as a five-foot-seven-inch white or Hispanic youth between the ages of 16 and 18 years. He weighs approximately 150 pounds and has short, dark hair.