The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance with locating and identifying the individual in the attached video and photograph, who is wanted in connection to a grand larceny pattern that occurred within the confines of the 40, 41 and 42 Precinct / Transit District 12 in the Bronx.

Details are as follows.

Incident 1 (40th Precinct): It was reported to police that on Sunday, February 02, 2020, at approximately 0840 hours, inside of a northbound 2 train at the Prospect Avenue station, the individual snatched the 26-year-old female victim’s cell phone from her hand and fled the station in an unknown direction.

Incident 2 (41st Precinct): It was reported to police that on Sunday, February 06, 2020, at approximately 0651 hours, inside of a southbound train at the Simpson Street station, the individual attempted to snatch the 23-year-old female victim’s cell phone but failed to do so. The male fled the station in an unknown direction.

Incident 3 (42nd Precinct): It was reported to police that on Friday, February 14, 2020, at approximately 0705 hours, inside of a southbound 2 train at the E. 174 Street station, the individual snatched the 26-year-old male victim’s cell phone from his hand and ran off the train. The individual fled the station in an unknown direction.

Incident 4 (42nd Precinct): It was reported to police that on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at approximately 0805 hours, inside of a southbound 2 train at the Freeman Street station, the individual snatched the 27-year-old female victim’s cell phone from her hand and ran off the train. The individual fled the station in an unknown direction.

Incident 5 (41st Precinct): It was reported to police that on Friday, February 21, 2020, at approximately 0825 hours, inside of a southbound 2 train at the Simpson Street station, the individual snatched the 25-year-old male victim’s cell phone from his hand and ran off the train. The individual fled the station in an unknown direction.

The individual is described as a dark-skinned male, 18 to 25 years old; last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, black sweatpants and white sneakers.

A surveillance photograph of the suspect is attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

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