Teen busted for snatching phones in Gramercy

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Police arrested a teenager for multiple phone snatchings last Wednesday just before 5 p.m. The teen snatched a man’s cell phone on East 19th Street and fled, then grabbed a woman’s cell phone on East 18th Street, shortly after which he was grabbed by witnesses and detained until police arrived.

One of the victims said he was standing in front of ABC Cocina at 38 East 19th Street about to make a call on his phone when a black man who was about 5’11” with dark hair, a white tank top, dark shorts and a black backpack snatched his phone from his hand and ran east on East 19th Street toward Park Avenue South.

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