Subway cell swiper on the lam: NYPD

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Police are hunting the subterranean snatcher who grabbed a man’s phone at the Grand Army Plaza subway station on July 2.

The 47-year-old victim told police that he was waiting on station’s the Manhattan-bound platform at around 11:30 a.m., when the thief swiped the phone from his hand and ran off, cops said.

The victim followed in a brief, but unsuccessful foot pursuit, as the looter made his getaway heading toward Vanderbilt Avenue, according to police.

Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect up to a $2,500 reward through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone their tips to (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at or by calling (718) 260–4577. Follow him at
Updated 12:30 pm, July 23, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

The Hunkster from Bed-Stuy says:
Big Brother MTA is watching you criminal in the subway and bus systems. Prospective crooks beware.
July 23, 2019, 12:25 pm
Barry from Kenya says:
That phone wasn’t snatched, it was liberated from a bougie capitalist oppressor. It’s just reparations by alternative means.
July 23, 2019, 1:24 pm
The EBT Queen says:
Hope they catch the cowardly punk, what’s the matter your obamaphone ain’t good enough for ya?
July 23, 2019, 11:54 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Poor snowflake bigots have to post racist comments anonymously. Cowards!
July 24, 2019, 8:31 am

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