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Teenager steals phone out of woman’s hand on Brooklyn subway, runs off train: police

Posted at 10:06 PM, Mar 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-03 09:54:55-05

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — Police are looking for a teenage boy they say stole a cell phone right out of a woman’s hand on a subway in Brooklyn.

Police are lookin for a teenage boy who stole a woman’s phone out of her hand on a Brooklyn subway. (NYPD)

On Thursday, Feb. 28, at about 7:50 a.m., the teen approached the 30-year-old victim on a northbound 2 train as it approached the Newkirk Avenue subway station in Flatbush, police said.

As the train came to a stop, the suspect snatched the woman’s phone right out of her hand before running off the train at the station, according to authorities.

Officials said the suspect ran onto Nostrand Avenue and was not located.

Police describe the suspect as a man, age 16 to 19 years old, and last seen wearing a green scarf, a black jacket with a track jacket underneath, and boots. They also released the above image of the suspect.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477),, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).