Man Steals Woman's iPhone During Date, Police Say

By Nikhita Venugopal on April 1, 2014 8:59am 

 A 22-year-old woman said her iPhone was stolen from a 24-year-old man during a date on March 30, police said.
A 22-year-old woman said her iPhone was stolen from a 24-year-old man during a date on March 30, police said.
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WILLIAMSBURG — A 24-year-old man stole his date’s iPhone in Williamsburg after the woman refused to go home with him, police said.

The victim, a 22-year-old woman, went on a date with the suspect on March 30, according to police.

The two got into an argument on Metropolitan Avenue near Lorimer Street around 1:15 a.m. after the woman told the man that she did not want to leave with him, police said.

The man then grabbed the phone from her hand and fled into a nearby subway station, police said.

Other notable incidents in the 94th Precinct, according to police:

► A man’s iPhone was stolen on March 24 around 9:15 p.m. while he was walking on Jackson Street toward Manhattan Avenue. The thief, who was in his 20s, according to police, grabbed the phone from the victim’s hand. As the victim tried to fight to retrieve his phone, another man who may have been carrying a black gun approached him from across the street, the victim told police. The victim stopped fighting for his phone and ran away.

► A man stole $20 from a tip jar at a Bedford Avenue restaurant between N. 6th and N. 7th streets on March 28 around 9:30 p.m. A 22-year-old man chased after the thief but when he caught up to him at Metropolitan near Union Avenues, the thief pulled out a knife and then fled. 

► An iPad, a pearl necklace, a bracelet and an Apple laptop were stolen from a Williamsburg home. The victim said the thieves broke into her apartment and stole the valuables on March 24 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

► A bag, hat, credit cards and a book were stolen from a Williamsburg home on March 28 between 11 p.m. and midnight. During the crime, a man was watching television in the living room when he heard someone in the kitchen. He later noticed that his girlfriend’s bag was missing from the kitchen table and that the front door was slightly open. The bag belonged to a 41-year-old woman who was sleeping in the bedroom.

► Roughly $22,000 was stolen from a Williamsburg ATM at N. 6th Street between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street on March 23 between 5:20 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The manager of the ATM company told police that the machine had been tampered with.

► An Apple laptop was stolen from the coffee shop counter in Greenpoint on March 29 just before 10 a.m. Two thieves entered the Franklin Street coffee and flower shop and while the clerk was distracted, they put the laptop in a duffel bag and left.

► More than 1,000 worth of electronic equipment, including an Apple laptop, an iPod, hard drives and a computer monitor were stolen from a car parked near Manhattan Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue on March 29 between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.

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