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Man stole cellphone from woman on train: Police (WITH VIDEO)

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JAMAICA — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a man suspected of stealing a woman’s cell phone on an E train at the Jamaica-Van Wyck subway station Sept. 20, authorities said.

According to police, the suspect grabbed the phone from the victim, a 29-year-old woman, and fled from the train on foot. When the victim chased him down, he threatened her with a gun, police said.

The NYPD described the suspect as a black man in his 30s, 6-foot-3 in height and 215 pounds with close-cut black hair and wearing dark-colored clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8447), submit tips online at or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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