Mugger Snatched iPhone From Woman In Astoria, Police Say
The victim was walking on 29th Street near 40th Avenue on Oct. 10 at 9:45 p.m. and talking on her phone using an earpiece when the suspect passed her from the opposite direction.
Police said he then he came up from behind and pushed her against a fence, grabbed the iPhone out of her pocket and fled on 29th Street.
Cops say the suspect is 30-35 years old and 6 feet tall. He was wearing army fatigue pants, a multi-colored bubble jacket, wool hat and black shoes.
Four other women have also been targeted in a series of knifepoint iPhone robberies last month. It was not immediately clear if the latest robbery is connected to that pattern.
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