Man swipes cellphone from straphanger while riding the J train in Richmond Hill: cops

Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a man who stole a woman’s cellphone while riding the subway in Richmond Hill.

According to police, at 12:15 a.m. on Nov. 12, a 25-year-old woman was riding on a southbound J train. When the train stopped at the 121st Street station, an unknown man swiped her iPhone X out of her hand and fled the train.

The incident was reported to the 102nd Precinct and the NYPD Transit Bureau. The victim was not injured.

Police described the suspected thief as a black man standing 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing 165 pounds. He’s seen in this security camera footage that the NYPD released on Nov. 29.

Anyone with information in regard 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, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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