Cops Seek Suspects in Brooklyn Cell Phone Swipes
WILLIAMSBURG — Brooklyn straphangers should hold on tight to their cell phones.
Cops are looking for suspects in two separate subway smart phone thefts that took place last month, one in Williamsburg and the other in Crown Heights.
In the first incident that took place June 11, the suspect — caught on video sticking his tongue out for the camera — swiped an iPhone 4s out of a 36-year-old woman's hands as she stood waiting for a train at the Franklin Avenue and Eastern Parkway subway stop.
The alleged thief is described as 6-feet tall, between 18 and 20 years old, seen sporting a black and neon green Nike sweatshirt and blue jeans.
In the other theft, police are looking for four men who surrounded a straphanger and stole his cell phone by gunpoint aboard a Manhattan-bound J train.
The men approached the 19-year-old male victim just before 2 a.m. on June 27 near the Marcy Avenue subway stop in Williamsburg, stealing his Samsung Galaxy cell phone, cops said.
The four suspects were caught on subway surveillance video exiting the train at the Essex Street station on the Lower East Side. One was shirtless, and another was seen wearing a bright green cast on his right arm.
Police described all four suspects as between the ages of 18 and 22, and around 5-foot-10.
Anyone with information to either of the above incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).