Two separate robbery attempts foiled when trains kill suspects

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Two robberies were foiled in the city on Thursday, when both suspects were struck and killed by a train, while attempting to make their holiday, the sources said.

A fatal incident took place in Brooklyn after a villain has stolen a mobile phone, while the other death occurred after a man robbed beer from a freight train in the Bronx, according to law enforcement sources.

The tragic turn of events began around 4 p.m. when the mobile phone thief robbed a Metro PCS store in Sheepshead Bay, the sources said.


A Metro PCS employee gave chase as the 52-year-old thief ducked into a nearby Q train station and boarded a train in northern direction.

But during the run by metro, the bandit fell from the train and was crushed under it.

About an hour later, a second thief grabbed a beer out of a freight train in Hunts Point, law-enforcement sources said.

If the 41-year-old man walked away he was hit and killed by a separate freight train, authorities said.

The police are investigating the circumstances behind the two deaths.

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