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Police are searching for a man who used a Citi Bike to steal an iPhone in Long Island City

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A thief used a Citi Bike to ride past a women in Long Island City and snatch her iPhone, police said.

On July 9, the suspect rode around the vicinity of 48th Avenue and Fifth Street at about 3:40 p.m. when he spotted a 25-year-old woman on her iPhone. The suspect took the phone from her and fled on the bike in an unknown location, according to police.

The suspect is described as a black man who was last seen wearing a yellow T-shirt and red socks.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish call 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.

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