Cellphone snatcher strikes on F train in Jamaica Hills: NYPD

Cops are looking for this suspect who ripped off a cellphone from a woman riding an F train in Jamaica Hills over the weekend. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Police from the 107th Precinct in Fresh Meadows and Transit District 20 are looking for an unidentified man who snatched a cellphone from an unsuspecting F train rider in Jamaica Hills on Sunday morning.

The 25-year-old victim was on the Manhattan-bound F train just before noon on Sept. 18 as it neared the 169th Street subway station on Hillside Boulevard when the suspect approached her and grabbed the cellphone from her hand, police said. The suspect fled the train at the station and ran off in an unknown direction.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect on Wednesday and described him as having a dark complexion. He wore a black face covering, a Nike T-shirt with the Do It slogan across the chest, red shorts, and white and black sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.