Thief steals cellphone from a woman riding the subway in Jackson Heights: cops

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Police are looking for a man who swiped a woman’s cellphone while riding the subway in Jackson Heights.

According to police, at 3:10 p.m. on Aug. 15, a 31-year-old woman was riding on a northbound 7 train. When the train was stopped at the 74th Street-Roosevelt Avenue subway station, she was approached by an unknown man who snatched her cellphone from her hand.

The suspect then fled the train and ran out of the station toward Broadway.

The suspect is described as a black man who was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and jeans.

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, 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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