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iPhone Robbery Trio Targeting Straphangers, Police Say

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Police are searching for three suspects they say have been swiping iPhones from straphangers on the N and R trains in Manhattan and Queens.

Investigators believe the three men are connected to at least nine robberies since December.

The men have been targeting riders at the 36th and 39th Avenue stations in Long Island City, the Prince Street Station in SoHo and the 23rd Street stop in Flatiron.

The men are said to be in their 20's and between 5'10" and six feet tall, weighing between 180 and 200 pounds.

Anyone with information about the case is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, by texting TIP577 to CRIMES, or by going to NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.

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