Would-be Lower East Side iPhone Thief Hunted By Police
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.