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Bicyclist Stealing iPhones from Pedestrians on Upper East Side

By William Gorta | March 24, 2012 10:06am | Updated on March 24, 2012 10:13am

Police are looking for a bike-riding bandit who as snatched 18 iPhones from the hands of his victims. since January

The scruffy cyclist, described as 30 to 40 years old, preys almost exclusively on women and has struck mostly on the Upper East Side, with forays into East Harlem and Central Park.

His most recent phone grab was Tuesday, March 20, at 4:30 P.M. when he yanked the Phone from a woman’s hand at East 94th Street near the East River.

Police ask anyone with information on these incidents to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or logging on to the Crime Stoppers website.

Tips can also be sent via text message to 274637, enter TIPS577.