Violent attempted iPhone robbery in PATH station

October 4, 2012 4:13:50 AM PDT
Police are searching for a man accused of a violent attack inside a PATH station, all for an iPhone.

During rush hour, the 9th Street PATH station is pretty crowded, with commuters making their way to and from New Jersey. But at night, the flow slows and the hallways can seem pretty isolated.

Police say the suspect took advantage of that, he beat a woman carrying an iPhone, and when she wouldn't give up the phone, he threw her against the wall until she fell on the floor.

It happened at the 9th Street PATH Station in the West Village on Monday .

As the woman laid on ground, he took off without the phone.

He was last seen going south on 6th Avenue.

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