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7 train rider robbed of cellphone at Queensboro Plaza station

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Suspect (NYPD)

April 30, 2016 Staff Report

A man who was riding the 7 train was robbed of his cellphone Wednesday by a fellow passenger who pretended to have a gun, according to police.

The 20-year victim was approached by the suspect as the train was pulling into the Queensboro Plaza station at about 2:30 am on April 27.

The suspect approached the victim, pretended he had a gun and demanded the victim’s cellphone.

The victim complied and the thief fled the train at the Queensboro Plaza station.

A photo of the suspect was captured when he tried to access the stolen phone without the proper access code.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, mid 30s, 5’4” who was last seen wearing a blue waist length jacket and a dark colored baseball cap.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

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Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr.

We can’t escape from crime, even though we have one of the safest subway systems in the United States of America.

S Haps

YEA how can we set that up? where they try the wrong password and it snaps photos of u??


Download app called lookout.It will do that for you if someone tries to enter multiple wrong passcode/pattern.


Imagine what it must feel like to think you got away with a crime and you find a clear picture of yourself in the media from the phone you lifted. Smart technology, dumb criminals.


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