Man steals headphones off women on J train: police

NEW YORK — Police are looking for the man they say is connected to a patterned robbery in Queens and Brooklyn.

Both incidents occurred on Nov. 8 within an hour of each other when the man approached victims on the J-train.

At around 12:45 p.m., the man grabbed an 18-year-old female by the face and removed her Apple Airpod ear buds before fleeing at the 111 Street J train subway station, police said.

Shortly after around 1:17 p.m., the same individual grabbed a 39-year-old woman’s headphones from her head and fled the Cleveland Street subway station, said police.

The man was last seen wearing a dark-colored hoodie, a dark bubble jacket, light blue jeans, and white sneakers.

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