The New York Post reports that police have nabbed a man identified as “Eric Gay, 43, of Brooklyn Heights” (no address given) and charged him with committing a series of robberies on subway platforms. Gay is alleged to have approached victims, claiming he had a gun with a silencer, on three occasions at the DeKalb Avenue station. Police say there have been other, similar robberies recently, and that additional charges may be made.
(Note: Gothamist reports that the Mr. Gay is a Vinegar Hill resident while other outlets are simply saying he’s from “Brooklyn”. DEVELOPING.)