Surveillance of iPhone robbery in Chinatown

August 3, 2012 5:34:42 PM PDT
Police in Chinatown released surveillance video and photos of a suspect wanted for robbing a man of his iPhone on the subway.

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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