D.A. Bragg Announces Prison Sentence for Violent Robbery in Herald Square Subway Station

August 22, 2022

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., today announced the prison sentence of KEVIN DOUGLAS, 41, for a violent robbery in the Herald Square subway station. DOUGLAS previously pleaded guilty to Robbery in the Second Degree in New York County Supreme Court. He was sentenced to five years in state prison.

As admitted in the defendant’s guilty plea, on November 21, 2021, DOUGLAS saw the victim standing on the platform. When it appeared that nobody was looking, lunged at her and dragged her behind a staircase in the station.

He then takes her to the ground until he takes her purse, and then punches her in the face four times before fleeing with her belongings. The victim suffered bleeding from her nose and mouth, with cuts all over her face. The entire incident was captured on platform video.

“This was a violent and senseless attack that caused the victim serious injuries,” said District Attorney Bragg. “The subway helps keep New York City moving, and we will continue to use all tools at our disposal to keep straphangers safe.” 

Assistant D.A. Tyler Bramlet handled the prosecution of the case, under the supervision of Assistant D.A.s Maxine Rosenthal (Deputy Chief of Trial Bureau 80) and Jung Park (Deputy Chief of Trial Bureau 80) and Lisa DelPizzo (Chief of the Trial Division). Digital Evidence Analyst Michael Sulla and Investigative Analyst Casey Hunter also assisted with the case.

District Attorney Bragg thanks the New York Police Department, particularly Detective Marquis Cross of the Transit Special Victim’s Squad, for their assistance with the investigation.

Defendant Information:
New York, New York


  • Robbery in the Second Degree, a class C felony, one count


  • 5 years in state prison
  • 2.5 years of post-release supervision