Cops Hunt iPhone Thief in the Bronx


Rips Phones Out of Straphangers’ Hands 

By Dan Gesslein

NEW YORK- Straphangers beware. A thief has been targeting the iPhones of subway riders throughout the Bronx.


Cops released surveillance video of the suspect who has struck four times in the past month. 

In each case the suspect walks up behind an unsuspecting straphanger as they are on their iPhone. 

As the subway doors open, he rips the phone out of the person’s hands and flees. 

The thief struck at the Boston Road and East Tremont Avenue station, on July 31; West Farms Square and East Tremont Avenue, on August 7; Southern Boulevard and East 174 Street on August 9 and Boston Road and East Tremont Avenue on August 18. 

The suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 18 to 25-years-old. He is 6 feet tall, 185 pounds, with an athletic build, short black hair and a goatee. 

He last seen wearing grey sweatpants, a grey t-shirt and multi-colored Nike sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked 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.

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