New York City is on the lookout for a suspected burglar who, police say, knocked a mother and son down a flight of stairs during an attempted robbery in a Manhattan subway over the weekend.
Following Saturday’s incident, 58-year-old Than Hatwe underwent surgery for a serious head injury and remains in critical condition, the LBL News reported. His 22-year-old son also suffered minor injuries Daily News reported.
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The NYPD released a video of the suspect on Sunday. In the video, he was seen exiting the turnstile at the station wearing a gray T-shirt, black pants and a white bandana.
Officials said the incident occurred when the mother and son were walking on the steps of the Canal Street Q train station at around 10:45 am on Saturday. The alleged thief tried to grab the son’s bag, causing the pair to lean back.
A witness told the New York Post that the son was “crying for help” and the mother was bleeding profusely from her head.
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Htwe moved from Burma to New York in 2018 for her son’s education.