Suspect sought in 7 train theft

7 train thief

The NYPD is looking for the man who swiped a smartphone from a No. 7 train straphanger last week.

On Tuesday, February 5, at 11:30 p.m., a 36-year-old woman was on the subway near the 111th Street/Roosevelt Avenue stop when the suspect grabbed the victim’s iPhone out of her hand and fled the train, said police. There were no reported injuries.

Police describe the suspect as Hispanic, 18 to 20 years old and 5’9″ tall with a stocky build.

Anyone with information in regards to this grand larceny is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.