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Group of Teens Steal Cellphones From Subway Riders in Bronx, NYPD Says

THE BRONX — Police are looking for a group of five teens they said have been stealing cellphones from commuters in the South Bronx.

The crew first grabbed a phone out of a 39-year-old woman’s hand on a northbound 6 train at the E. 143rd St.-Saint Mary’s Street station at about 5 p.m. on May 4, according to the NYPD.

Then, about an hour and a half later, they robbed another person of a cellphone on a 6 train near East 149th Street.

The group struck again the following day when they took a cellphone from a 28-year-old woman’s hand on a southbound 2 train near East 149th Street at about 8 p.m., police added.

Finally, on May 9, they took a phone out of a 32-year-old woman’s hand on a 6 train near Hunts Point Avenue at about 4:46 p.m.

All the suspects were described as between 15 and 18 years old, police said

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.