You are reading

Thief Steals iPhone From Teen After Threatening to Assault Him at 40th Street Station: NYPD

Image of suspect wanted in connection to a robbery at the 40th Street station. (DCPI)

Feb. 20, 2019 Staff Report

A teenager had his cellphone stolen from him at the 40th Street station earlier this month by a man who threatened to physically assault him for the item, according to police.

The robbery happened just before 8 a.m. on Feb. 6 at the Manhattan-bound platform of the station. The man, police say, approached the 16-year-old victim, put his arms around him, and demanded his phone while threatening him in Spanish.

The thief made off with the victim’s iPhone 7 and then fled on a Manhattan-bound 7 train.

The suspect is described as Hispanic, between 17 to 20 years old, and around 5 feet 7 inches in height.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit

email the author: [email protected]


Click for Comments 

My parents were smart enough to leave Sunnyside back in 1984. As a 45year old, I still have fond memories of the old hood back in the early 80s but every once in awhile Sunnyside reminds me of why we left.

Lil Papi

This neighborhood is terrible. WtF? We read about these antics on the 7train at least two or three times a month. Woodyside and suckyside are as bad as jerkson hates, and asstoria. Why are prices do high in these dirty run down crime ridden communities? Its terrible. I would never feel safe walking around roosevelt from 58st to 48 street. Then the southside of queeens boulevard from 48st to 30street its run for your life zone.

not again

we seriously need more police presence around subway stations. it’s not the first time or last that people will get mugged/raped/flashed. the sad thing is, nyc and cities all over the country is currently having a shortage of cops, either due to bias or the way they’re treated, which is unfortunate.

silent majority

Just to keep people informed on what a Hypocrite JVB is he rallied to get Amazon out but takes millions in campaign contributions from the movie and electrical workers union. So the next time you see trucks parked for blocks and blocks thank your friendly local JVB. And yes the get tax break and incentives to film here.


Next time you are out in the public, get a flip phone, who will rob you for that? Worked for me for a decade. Keep the good phone hidden


Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

LaGuardia Community College receives federal funding to expand vocational training for the unemployed

LaGuardia Community College recently received more than $400,000 in federal funding to enhance and expand vocational training for underemployed New Yorkers in a city that is still working to recover from COVID-19 pandemic-induced job loss. The support was secured by U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and former Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney.

LaGuardia Community College President Kenneth Adams explained that the school lost nearly a quarter of its students at the height of the pandemic due to the economic effects of the lockdown on low-income Queens households.

BP launches new advisory panel for youth to become civically engaged in the future of Queens

In an effort to get more young people involved in civics, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards has created a new advisory panel known as the Youth and Young Adult Council to introduce the “youngest and fiercest” community advocates to both community service and organization.

Members of the advisory body will advocate concerns through means of community engagement by participating in one of two cohorts. The first will be made up of high school representatives between the ages of 13 and 17, while the second cohort will be comprised of young adults between the ages of 18 and 25.

Raga sworn in as first-ever Filipino American elected to the state Legislature

More than 300 community members attended the historic inauguration of Assemblyman Steven Raga as the first Filipino American elected to office in New York state.

Many who attended the swearing-in event at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park wore traditional and cultural attire to the event at the building that once housed the General Assembly of the newly formed United Nations from 1946-50 until its current home in Manhattan became available for the world body.

These Queens eateries are participating in the upcoming NYC Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week is underway, so nix that skillet and bring family and friends to your favorite neighborhood spot, or get inspired and break bread somewhere new and different. During this special citywide culinary event, food-lovers will enjoy curated menus and prix-fixe prices that are easy on the wallet.

Bookings began on Jan. 17 and are available until Feb. 12, and you can reserve a table at 30 participating Queens restaurants, along with hundreds more across the five boroughs.