Suspect arrested in subway iPhone robbery

September 22, 2012 7:45:59 AM PDT
An NYPD undercover operation led to the arrest of a man on charges of stealing an iPhone in the subway.

A team of plain clothed officers entered the 42nd Street Grand Central subway station on Friday afternoon, with one of them acting as a decoy.

After getting on board a southbound #6 train at the 51st Street station, police say they observed a man reach into the backpack of the decoy officer and steal an Apple iPhone.

The suspect, 20-year old Khomail Vinson of Manhattan, was arrested after getting off the train at 42nd Street.

He is charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

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