NEW YORK CITY — Cops are looking for a cellphone robber whose face was captured by the very device he's accused of snatching.
A 34-year-old man was walking in the West 190th Street subway station at 4:45 a.m. Sunday when he was grabbed from behind by three men who snatched his cellphone and cash and fled the station, according to the NYPD.
After the victim returned home, he was able to access his cellphone from his home computer through an app that was installed on the phone, and snapped a photo of a man staring into the phone at that very moment, cops said.
Police described the suspect as a man, believed to be 19 or 20 years old, wearing a blue shirt with a white T-shirt underneath.
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 their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.