Investigators: Robbery at Fulton Street, Rockaway Avenue subway station related to 2 previous incidents

The most recent attack occurred at the Fulton Street and Rockaway Avenue stop in Brownsville Wednesday morning. (5/9/14)

BROOKLYN - Police say the man accused of attacking and robbing another man with a hammer inside a subway station has performed this act twice before.

The most recent attack occurred at the Fulton Street and Rockaway Avenue stop in Brownsville Wednesday morning. Police say the suspect approached a 32-year-old man from behind, hit him in the head with a hammer and demanded money. The victim handed over cash and the suspect took off.

The victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he was treated and released.

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Investigators now say the attack could be related to two previous incidents -- one at the same station on May 4, and the other, a day later in Queens.

Police say the suspect is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs between 130 and 150 pounds.

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

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