Police are looking for a man who has been using his bicycle to snatch items from passersby in Corona and Jackson Heights since June.
Beginning on June 25 at 11 p.m., the suspect rode his bike near a home at Elmhurst Avenue and 92nd Street when he stole an iPhone 6 Plus from a 45-year-old woman’s hand. He fled northbound on 92nd Street toward 37th Avenue.
The next day, at 2:30 a.m. the suspect rode past a residence at 92nd Street and 37th Avenue and snatched an iPhone 6 from a 36-year-old male’s pocket. He then fled toward Roosevelt Avenue.
On July 8 at 11:10 p.m., the suspect approached a 46-year-old male standing near 37th Avenue and 99th Street and stole his iPhone 5 from his hand before fleeing on foot.
Two days later at 11:10 p.m., the suspect rode by 94-35 37th Ave. and snatched an iPhone 6 Plus from the back pocket of a 29-year-old male. The victim kicked the back tire of the bicycle causing the suspect to drop the phone. The victim recovered the phone while the suspect fled toward 95th Street.
On July 16 at 4:30 a.m., on the northwest corner of 37th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, the suspect approached a 31-year-old male from behind and snatched his iPhone 6S.
The suspect struck again on July 17 when, at 4:30 a.m., he rode past a 19-year-old male at 35th Avenue and 93rd Street and snatched his Samsung Galaxy S 7 Edge from his hand.
On July 18 at 1:00 a.m., the suspect rode passed 37th Avenue and 74th Street, where he snatched an iPhone from a 65-year-old male.
On July 20 at 1:30 a.m. in front of 95-11 Roosevelt Avenue, the suspect rode his bicycle past the victim, a 34-year-old male, and snatched his Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from his hand. The suspect fled northbound on 95th Street and 37th Street.
Two days later, on July 22, the suspect rode past 37th Avenue and Warren Street at 11 p.m. and snatched a Samsung Galaxy S 7 Edge from a 24-year-old male’s hand. He fled eastbound on 37th Avenue.
On July 28 at 11: 35 p.m., the suspect rode passed a 43-year-old male on the corner of 104th Street and 37th Avenue, and snatched his Samsung Galaxy 6H from his hand. The suspect fled westbound on 37th Avenue.
On July 29 at 7:10 p.m., in front of 72-12 Northern Boulevard, the victim rode a bicycle rode past the victim, a 46-year-old male, and snatched his Samsung Note 4 from his hand. The unidentified male fled southbound on 74th Street.
One day later, on July 30, the suspect rode his bicycle in front of 34-23 103rd St. at 1:10 a.m. and stole a Samsung Galaxy Edge 6 from a 30-year-old male. He then fled toward Roosevelt Avenue.
No one was injured during these incidents, police said.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.