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Thief Robs Teen of 3 iPhones on UWS Street, Police Say

By Emily Frost | August 11, 2014 9:00am
 A 20-year-old man made off with a bag that held three iPhones on Aug. 4, police said. 
A 20-year-old man made off with a bag that held three iPhones on Aug. 4, police said. 
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UPPER WEST SIDE — A 20-year-old mugger flashed a knife at a teen in broad daylight and stole his bag containing three iPhones, police said. 

After showing the blade at about 2:45 p.m. on Aug. 4, the suspect made off with the 19-year-old victim's bag holding the pricey smartphones at the corner of West 65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, an avenue away from the Apple Store, police sources said.

The thief pulled the knife without saying a word, at which point the victim handed over his bag, police said. Police could not confirm the description of the bag the victim was holding at the time of the mugging.

Other notable crimes in the 20th Precinct include: 

► A 35-year-old man came back to his locker at Reebok Sports Club, on Columbus Avenue between West 67 and 68th streets, to find his lock picked and the contents of his locker gone at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 6, police said. He lost his wedding band, worth $1,500, as well as $150 in cash, police said. The gym did not respond to a request for comment. 

► A 49-year-old woman had her $8,000 Cannondale bike stolen from the pole where she locked it six hours earlier at West 79th Street and Riverside Drive on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m., police said.

► A man had the rear passenger-side window of his car broken and his briefcase containing credit cards stolen from the backseat, police said. The man had parked his car in front of 74 West 68th St., near Columbus Avenue, on July 31 at 9:30 p.m. and discovered the break-in the next morning at 7:30 a.m., according to police. Police did not provide the make and model of the vehicle. 

► A man's 2013 moped scooter worth $3,000 was stolen from its parking spot at 124 W. 60th St., between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues, police said. The 58-year-old owner discovered it was gone on Aug. 6 at 4:30 p.m., according to police.