The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photographs in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 42 Precinct in Bronx / Transit District 12.

Details are as follows.

It was reported to police that on Wednesday June 12, 2019, at approximately 1655 hours, aboard a northbound “2” train at the Freeman Street station, the individual snatched the 33-year-old female victim’s cell phone from her hand and ran off the train along with a second individual. The second individual, a 16-year-old male, was apprehended at the station and was in possession of the victim’s cell phone. The first individual fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The arrested individual was a 16-year-old male from Bronx. He was charged with Grand Larceny and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property.

The unapprehended individual is described as a male, black, 16 to 17 years old, 5’10” to 6’0″; last seen wearing a white shirt, gray shorts, black and white sneakers, and he had on a black backpack.

Surveillance photographs of the suspect are 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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