Bandit targets iPhone users in Queens

May 25, 2011 3:42:01 AM PDT
The NYPD is looking for a bandit who is targeting people with iPhones in the Long Island City section of Queens.

At the corner of 41st Avenue and 21st Street over a 10 day period, he has managed to sneak up behind three unsuspecting callers and snatch the iPhone right out of their hands, running off down the street.

He snatched a fourth iPhone about a block away.

The suspect is described as a young man, 16-20 years old, approximately 5'5" to 5'09".

Anyone with information in regard to any of these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.