Alleged thief takes selfie with cellphone he took from A train rider: NYPD

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.


Police say this man stole a phone and took a selfie with it. (NYPD)

Police say this man stole a phone and took a selfie with it. (NYPD)

MANHATTAN – Police are looking for a man who snapped a picture with the cellphone he allegedly swiped from a straphanger during Tuesday’s morning rush.

The NYPD said it happened around 8:30 a.m. inside a northbound A train at the 50th Street station. The suspected culprit grabbed from the subway rider’s hand and then pushed him away as he fled, police said.

The alleged thief is described to be between 17 to 20 years old, about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black-hooded sweater.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.