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10-Year-Old Robbed of His iPhone By Man Claiming to Have a Gun, Police Say

By Janet Upadhye | October 22, 2014 2:00pm
 An iPhone was stolen from the 10-year-old and $11 was taken from the 16-year-old.
An iPhone was stolen from the 10-year-old and $11 was taken from the 16-year-old.
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FORT GREENE — A 10-year-old boy was robbed of his iPhone in the Fulton Street G train station by a man claiming he had a gun, police said.

The boy was entering the station around noon on Oct. 17 when he noticed a man following him down the stairs. When the two reached the platform the man asked the boy, who is a student at Excellence Boys Charter School of Bedford-Stuyvesant, for the time, according to police.

The boy took out his iPhone 4S to check the time and the man grabbed it from his hand and said "I got 12 shots in my pocket," according to the NYPD.

He added, "Don’t tell anybody," and ran out of the station, according to police.

No arrests were made, police said and the school did not immediately comment.

Other robberies in the 88th Precinct:

► A teen was robbed by two men as he walked down Adelphi Street near DeKalb Avenue around 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 16, according to police. The suspects demanded cash and one displayed a black pistol, police said. The 16-year-old gave the two men $11. No arrests were made, police said.

► A 50-year-old man was beaten and robbed on Flatbush Avenue near Long Island University by a group of four to five men on Oct. 14 at 3 p.m., police said. The men kicked and punched the victim and then snatched a gold chain from his neck and a diamond earring from one ear, according to police.

They also shattered his dentures, police said.

One suspect, Khalif Fox, was arrested shortly afterwards and charged with assault, robbery, menacing and harassment. Fox's lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

It is unclear if the 50-year-old man was hospitalized and no other arrests were made.