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WATCH: Brazen Suspect Steals Woman’s Cell Phone From Inside Woodside Subway Station

Police on Wednesday released video of an alleged thief stealing a cellphone from a woman inside the 61st Street subway station in Woodside earlier this month.

Aug. 25, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

Police on Wednesday released video of an alleged thief stealing a cellphone from a woman inside the 61st Street subway station in Woodside earlier this month.

The video shows the suspect standing on the Manhattan bound 7 train platform watching the victim as she sits on a bench while texting on her phone at around 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 14.

The suspect, a man, then approaches the straphanger from behind and grabs her phone. The woman tries to hold onto the device with both hands but the suspect yanks the phone away from her — pulling her across the bench, the video footage shows.

He then takes off down a set of stairs as the woman gives chase before fleeing the station.

Police say the assailant had followed the victim from a nearby store before carrying out the alleged theft. He is seen in the video wearing dark-colored pants and a dark t-shirt with the words “Blessed King” emblazoned in white across its front.

The cover of the phone contained a prepaid MetroCard and a debit card, police said.

The woman was not injured during the incident.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/

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Stop with the propaganda already

Wrong again. I know Trump said “if you repeat something enough, they will believe it”. Your article from 2019 mentions a “plan”, a plan that was never implemented. Nice try.

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John

I can only hope the crimes that are committed are against people who wanted to keep this bail reform project going.

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Gullible Republicans believe in myths fairytales invisible gods and conspiracy theories

John – That’s what people say when automatics kill dozens in a single incident but it never works out that way .

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George

67% of the voting population chose to elect Bozo for a second term. Statistically speaking, it’s very likely that they are being victimized. Zero sympathy and a bit of guilty pleasure in that.

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el padre grande

kids looking at their phones, easy target for a bus migrant looking for some quick cash

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those darned Amish amirite?

Oh good, he’s not white. In that case, let’s make the narrative about race!

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Jim

Oh golly a person of color committing a crime. Maybe racism caused him to do it. No, actually it’s cultural. Bad parenting.

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Why not?

Whenever European-Americans in this country have success the haters always make it about race to tear it down…that is how we roll now…this is what happens when people make fake cries about racism whenever they don’t get their way….

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You're the only one actually doing it

“if it looks like a duck?” Maybe focus on the issues instead of identity politics.

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The issue is theft right?

Why do these people always have to cause trouble? Why do they emulate the racist stereotypes they say are offensive to them?

Wake up. They bring this crap on themselves!!!

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Francine of Maspeth

Crime does not wait for sun to go down. 3:30pm early in afternoon What a sad & messed up world. BTW I never put credit card or money in my cell case for reason I can loose it or get stolen

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Amy

I no longer use my phone on the subway but do take it out at least once a week to record a robbery in process.

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Defund the police LOL

No point in looking for him. Even if arrested, the punk will be released before you can say “free Mets tickets.”

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Boomers doing the "free Mets tickets" thing in 2022 😬

Original! What’s next? “Build the wall?” 🙄

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Still stuck on the former mayor?

De Blasio proposed something once, that never happened. He’s also not mayor anymore!

Can you give a boring rant to copy/paste that’s updated please?

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