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Bike-Riding Thief Snatches iPhone from Woman on Park Avenue

By Ben Fractenberg on January 30, 2012 7:43pm 

Police released an image of this man, a suspect for allegedly stealing a woman's iPhone while riding his bike along Park Avenue on Jan. 25, 2012.
Police released an image of this man, a suspect for allegedly stealing a woman's iPhone while riding his bike along Park Avenue on Jan. 25, 2012.
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MANHATTAN — Police are looking for a man who allegedly snatched an iPhone from a woman's grip as he whirled by on his bike along Park Avenue.

The woman, an unidentified 38-year-old, was standing on the corner of East 91st Street and Park Avenue on Jan. 25 about about 3:30 p.m. when the man pedaled past her, grabbing her phone. He then fled north on Park, police said.

Police believe the man is in his 30s and was wearing a dark colored waist-length coat, blue jeans and multi-colored sneakers with red laces. He was riding a dark colored mountain bike.

Anyone with information regarding to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  You can also submit your 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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