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(Photo: NYPD)

(Photo: NYPD)

THE BRONX – A scissor-wielding thief stole a subway rider’s cellphone and $20 in cash while they rode a train in the Bronx, police said Thursday.

It was about 11:30 p.m. July 7 on a southbound No. 6 train when the culprit walked into a train car from another train car and approached a 31-year-old straphanger, police said. He then pulled out a pair of scissors and demanded the victim hand over his property.

After snatching a cellphone and cash, the culprit exited the train at the East 143rd Street station and ran away in an unknown direction, police said.

Authorities describe the attacker was a black male in his early 40s who stands about 6 feet tall and weighs about 230 pounds. He was last seen wearing a camouflage bucket hat, a multi-colored hooded shirt, gray shorts, black socks and black sneakers.

Anyone with information is urged to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS, or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA.