Would-be Lower East Side iPhone Thief Hunted By Police

By Ben Fractenberg on December 6, 2011 8:52pm 

Police are looking for this man in connection with an attempted iPhone robbery at 54 Rutgers Street on Dec. 6, 2011.
Police are looking for this man in connection with an attempted iPhone robbery at 54 Rutgers Street on Dec. 6, 2011.
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LOWER EAST SIDE — Police are looking for a man who tried to steal an iPhone from a woman on Nov. 29 on the Lower East Side.

The man grabbed an iPhone out of a woman's hand near 54 Rutgers Street about 11:30 a.m. The woman then chased the robber to 38 Rutgers Street where she was able to get her phone back without incident, police said.

The man is described as 20-25 years old, 5 feet 4 inches and weighing 130 pounds. He has a ponytail and was last seen wearing a red and black striped shirt, camouflage pants, red and white sneakers, and a baseball cap.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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