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

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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.