Man wanted in pepper-spray robbery of straphanger

Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who allegedly robbed a sleeping passenger on the 4 train.



Police say Angel Garcia, 47, sprayed the sleeping commuter with pepper spray before taking the victim's cellphone around 4:50 a.m. on Jan. 3 near the Bedford Park Boulevard station.



The victim was treated at a hospital.



Police say the incident fits a pattern, and they identified Garcia. He is described as being 5 feet 5 inches and weighing 185 pounds.



Anyone with information about Garcia's whereabouts or the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.


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