Bronx Crook Steals Woman’s iPhone, Purse

Published on October 03, 2014, 12:37 pm
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Cops are looking for a short robber who wore a way-too-big-for-him stocking cap in July heat as he snatched a woman’s iPhone in Bronx.

The skinny suspect approached his 46-year-old victim from behind on Tiebout Avenue near E. 181st Street about 2:45 a.m. on July 21, 2014 and snatched her purse with such force the woman fell to the ground, police said Friday.

The victim suffered a minor shoulder injury.

The capped robber fled south on Tiebout Ave.

Police on Friday released surveillance images of the suspect wearing a stocking cap that looked like a shopping bag atop his head. He was described by cops as being white or Hispanic, about 5-foot-2, with brown eyes and short black hair. When last seen he had paired his goofy hat with a blue T-shirt and multicolored plaid shorts.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.


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