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Train mugger busted

A 21-year-old was arrested March 21 after he allegedly tried to turn a Coney Island-bound Q train into his happy hunting ground.

Officials alleged that Igor Tretyakov grabbed a man as the train approached the Newkirk Avenue station at 4:10 am. He had his hand in his pocket as if he had a weapon, police alleged.

“Give me your phone, iPod and money or I will stab you,” he allegedly threatened.

Police said that Tretyakov fled before taking anything, but wasn’t about to give up on his alleged criminal career. A short time later, he held up a second man as the train neared the Avenue M station at 4:16 a.m., taking a small amount of money, police alleged.

When cops were called to the train, they grabbed Tretyakov, reportedly recovering the money from his sock.

Where: Newkirk Avenue and East 16th Street
Updated Mar. 24, 2010
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