Police Seek iPhone Snatcher in Astoria

By Julie Shapiro on November 15, 2012 8:41pm 

 Police are looking for this man in connection with an iPhone robbery in Astoria Oct. 16, 2012.
Police are looking for this man in connection with an iPhone robbery in Astoria Oct. 16, 2012.
View Full Caption
NYPD

ASTORIA — Police are looking for a man accused of snatching a victim's iPhone in Astoria last month after pretending to be interested in buying it.

The victim, a 21-year-old man, hoped to sell the suspect his iPhone and allowed the suspect to examine it at Steinway Street and Broadway about 7 p.m. Oct. 16, police said.

The suspect grabbed the phone and fled, police said.

Police described the suspect as a 20-to-23-year-old man, 6 feet tall, with blonde hair, last seen wearing blue jeans and a gray sweatshirt.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public 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. All tips are strictly confidential.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement