Woman Sought in Stabbing, Robbery of Man, 75, on Subway

Police are looking for Scarlet Acuna, who they say stabbed and robbed a man on the #5 train between the Bowling Green and Wall Street stations. Photos: NYPD 

Nov. 11, 2017

The police are looking for a woman they say stabbed and robbed a 75-year-old Bronx man on a northbound #5 train on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 10:14 p.m. Her alleged accomplice in the attack, a 21-year-old East Harlem man, was arrested.

Police say the pair approached the victim and started talking to him after he boarded the train at Bowling Green. The woman, who police identified as Scarlet Acuna, 29, then snatched the victim's cell phone from his hand. When he tried to take it back, the woman slashed his upper left arm with a knife. The male suspect, Steve Beauvoir, 21, then repeatedly punched him in the face while, according to one police report, the woman stabbed him in the lower left leg and in the left side of his abdomen.  

When the train arrived at the Wall Street station the pair fled and the victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious but stable condition.


Beauvoir, an East 118 Street resident, was subsequently arrested and charged with robbery and assault. Police describe Scarlet as 5-foot 5-inches, 160 to 180 pounds, with long dreadlocks and tattoos on her face. She was last seen wearing a black sweater with white skulls on its front, green pants and white sneakers.


Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.