iPhone Snatchers Sought by NYPD
By Dan Gesslein
In one incident a woman was robbed of her iPhone at knifepoint.
At around 8:50 pm on May 10, the suspect followed a woman into the foyer of her building at 192 Street and University Avenue. Cops say the robber put a knife to the victim’s neck.
The attacker removed the victim’s iPhone and fled on foot.
The NYPD released photos of the suspect from a nearby surveillance camera. He is described as a black male between the ages of 17 and 22. He has braids and was seen wearing white Air Jordan 9 sneakers, a grey sweater, and black jeans with a hole by one of his knees.
In an unrelated incident, a thief robbed two iPhones from subway riders.
At around 8:30 pm on May 9, a subway rider was robbed of his iPhone. The man was on the Number 5 train when another rider snatched the Apple phone from his hands before the train departed for the Prospect Avenue station.
Less than 15 minutes later the thief struck again. A 23-year-old was sitting in a Number 2 subway car waiting for the train to depart for the East Tremont station. Suddenly, the thief snatched her iPhone from her hands and fled.
The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspect. He is described as a
Hispanic male in his late teens. He is 5 foot 5 inches tall with a thin build.
Anyone with information is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.