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Police Hunt for Subway Station Cellphone Thief

By Elizabeth Hagen | October 3, 2012 9:58pm

BROOKLYN — Police are looking for a man who stole a cellphone in the F train station at Fourth Avenue and Ninth Street in Park Slope.

The incident occurred on Sept. 25 around 2 p.m., when the suspect approached the 46-year-old victim and grabbed his cellphone.

Video taken at the station shows the suspect, who police said is in his 20s, jumping a subway turnstyle while fleeing the scene.

The suspect is described as about 6 feet tall and is shown wearing a red Elmo hoodie and shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.