Saturday, December 27, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Follow NY1 News on Facebook Follow NY1 News on Google+ Subscribe to this news feed 

News

iPhone Robbery Trio Targeting Straphangers, Police Say

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: iPhone Robbery Trio Targeting Straphangers, Police Say
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

out of 10

Free Video Views Remaining

To get you to the stories you care about, we are offering everyone 10 video views per month.

Access to our video is always free for Time Warner Cable video customers who login with their TWC ID.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

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.

10.11.12.247 ClientIP: 54.227.215.140, 23.0.160.15 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP