Gang of Three Attack Man, Take iPhone 5

It was only a matter of time before Apple's latest model appeared on 76th Precinct crime reports


A man was robbed at gunpoint for his iPhone 5 last week, according to police reports in the 76th Precinct. The latest model of Apple's popular smartphone was taken from its owner on Thursday, October 4 at 4:50 p.m. at the corner of Butler and Hoyt Streets.

The victim first noticed he was being followed by unknown individuals as he walked along Hoyt Street at the intersection of Bergen Street, police said. When the victim, 39, approached Butler, the three assailants suddenly blocked his way, according to cops.

One of the thieves displayed a revolver, while another pushed the victim in the chest and grabbed his iPhone 5 (cell $399; casing $30). All three attackers then split up, running off in different directions. 

Police are searching for three men:

  • One black male, approximately 20, 6 foot 1, with brown hair and brown eyes
  • One black male, 18, 5 foot 8, 150 lbs, with a bad complexion
  • One black male, 18, 5 foot 8, 170lbs, with a clear complexion

The 76th Precinct encourages all residents in possession of a smartphone to use any and all available GPS apps for relocating lost or stolen items, such as Find My iPhone, GadgetTrak, Device Locater or IHound, among others.

In addition, the local police force offers free engraving or tagging with invisible ink for any and all electronic devices.

ANONYMOUS October 09, 2012 at 11:32 AM
If Apple would disable a phone once it is reported stolen by a registered user, this nonsense would come to an end. Demand this from your provider.
Robert October 09, 2012 at 01:44 PM
the phone does not belong to Apple.. If you want to disable it there are plenty of software solutions that do not involve Apple or the carrier


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »