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WATCH: Brazen Suspect Steals Woman’s Cell Phone From Inside Woodside Subway Station

Police on Wednesday released video of an alleged thief stealing a cellphone from a woman inside the 61st Street subway station in Woodside earlier this month.

Aug. 25, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

Police on Wednesday released video of an alleged thief stealing a cellphone from a woman inside the 61st Street subway station in Woodside earlier this month.

The video shows the suspect standing on the Manhattan bound 7 train platform watching the victim as she sits on a bench while texting on her phone at around 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 14.

The suspect, a man, then approaches the straphanger from behind and grabs her phone. The woman tries to hold onto the device with both hands but the suspect yanks the phone away from her — pulling her across the bench, the video footage shows.

He then takes off down a set of stairs as the woman gives chase before fleeing the station.

Police say the assailant had followed the victim from a nearby store before carrying out the alleged theft. He is seen in the video wearing dark-colored pants and a dark t-shirt with the words “Blessed King” emblazoned in white across its front.

The cover of the phone contained a prepaid MetroCard and a debit card, police said.

The woman was not injured during the incident.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/

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MRLIC

What happened to Mayor Adams pledge that the subways will be flooded with cops? I read that he is using NYOD Plant Managers to help with the shortage of Manpower needed. The $1 billion cit by Debalsio grom NYOD was never restored.With more Democratic Socialists winmimg their promaries it appears many will go on to beat putnumbered Republican challengers. AOC and Grace Meng both ran unopposed in their primaries. Both are Dem. Socialists.Both are bad for NYC and State.Look at Democrat Ribert Levine pushing congestion pricing while he has racked up many speeding ickets.

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MRLIC

Keep voting Democratic Socialists into office and nothing will change. Crime will get worse.
No bsil will stay and defund the police chants will go on. Tiffany Caban a Dem..Socialist said ahe wants to disband yhe police.
New York City voters are just Dumb.

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