FORT GREENE - Police are searching for three suspects who they say robbed a man on a northbound C train in Fort Greene.

The incident occurred at around 1:30 p.m. Monday as the train was pulling into the Lafayette Street subway station.

Police say the suspects forcibly took the 24-year-old victim's Samsung Galaxy smartphone by holding him down and ripping it from his hand. The suspects then took off.

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