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Wanted: NYPD Searching for Subway Phone Snatcher

The 84th Precinct has released a photo of an individual suspected of robbery.


The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in tracking an individual wanted in connection to a robbery in the confines of the 84th Precinct's transit system.

On Saturday, Dec. 22, at approximately 2:15 p.m. while riding a Northbound "A" train entering the Jay Street subway station, an unidentified man snatched an iPhone from the hand of a female, 29.

When the victim tried to reclaim her property, the thief pushed her aside and fled, according to police. 

Cops describe the suspect as a male, black, between the ages of 50 and 55. He is approximately 5 foot 9, weighs 190 to 200 pounds, and was last seen wearing a red skull cap, dark green jacket and dark colored pants.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website atWWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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