Thief grabs phone from woman at Union Square subway

Cell phone theft suspect

Cops are looking for a thief who snatched a woman’s cell phone and took off at the Union Square subway station.

According to police, the suspect approached the 25-year-old victim while she was standing at the “Q” platform, on Saturday, September 30 at 7:15 p.m. When the woman tried to get her phone back, a second suspect blocked her path.

That individual, a 15-year-old from the Bronx, was caught at the scene by officers.

His partner is described as male, black and last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, blue jeans and black sneakers.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

2 thoughts on “Thief grabs phone from woman at Union Square subway

  1. Yet the DeBlasio narrative would lead us to believe crime is down. What’s really going on is the police have their hands tied and can’t do their jobs, therefore there are less crimes on the book. Only when a victim reports something does it hit the books.

    Take a walk from 14th and First to Union Square after dark, and then tell me with a serious face that crime is down.

    • The root cause of street crime must be adressed. As was once observed, “givepthe needy what they need.”

      Of course this is complicated and involves many economic and social viriables and especially the public ineducational system.

      What is occurring is blaming the victims of an almost completely unfair culture and economic structure.

      David Chowes, PCV

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