MANHATTAN — A man followed a woman into her Broome Street building and stole her phone when she tried to record him masturbating in front of her Friday, police said.
The suspect, who can be seen in police footage released Wednesday, followed the woman, 27, into her building and up into a stairwell where he turned around and started touching himself in front of her about 2:10 a.m., NYPD officials said.
She took out her iPhone 6 and started recording him so he knocked her over and grabbed the phone before fleeing, police said.
The suspect had walked over to the Broome Street building after visiting a bodega nearby on Ludlow Street, police said.
He's about 30 and was last seen with short black hair, a white T-shirt, black sweatpants and yellow sneakers, police said.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).