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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

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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


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