It happened on June 22nd at around 5:55 p.m. on a southbound R train at the Canal Street Station.
Police say the suspect approached the victim, pushed him, punched him, and then stole his iPhone.
After a brief struggle at the station, the suspect got away.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic or black man, age 30-35 years old, 5'7" tall, with a muscular build, slight goatee, and an earring. He was wearing blue jeans but no shirt.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.
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