Bronx Man Shot For iPhone

Published on January 27, 2012, 1:16 pm
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Cops want to find the two thugs who shot a Bronx resident in the back Wednesday – after he refused to hand over his iPhone.

Police say that the 23-year-old victim was walking with a friend along West 190th Street, between Aqueduct and Grand Avenues, around 06:30 p.m. when the perpetrators accosted them, demanding the expensive phone.

When he refused, one of the suspects took out a gun and fired, hitting the victim in the back.

The victim was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital for treatment.

The suspects did not get the phone.

Cops describe the gun-slinging suspect as a 5-foot-7, 150-pound hispanic male, wearing a black hoodie, a dark Marmot jacket, blue jeans, and black boots.

They say the other wannabe robber is a 5-foot-8, 150-pound hispanic male, who sported a blue New York Yankees cap, black jacket, black pants, and brown boots.

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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