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Man charged with swiping phone on Queens-bound train

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QUEENS — The NYPD used the Find My iPhone application to recover a stolen cellphone, leading to the arrest of a suspect on a Queens-bound F train, police said.

Police said a 23-year-old man was asleep while riding the F train toward Queens March 8 around 8:13 p.m. when he awoke to find his pants pocket had been cut and his iPhone and wallet removed. The victim returned home where he activated the Find My iPhone service, police said, and reported the theft.

Sgt. William Robinson and Officer Timothy Osorio responded to where the application indicated the phone was at the time, the NYPD said. Police said the officers found a man standing on the corner. As they approached the suspect, Robinson activated the application’s alarm feature, which caused the stolen phone to ring loudly and identify a suspect, police said.

The suspect, 30-year-old Mark A. Gilmore, was taken into custody without incident, the NYPD said.

A search of the suspect revealed Gilmore was also allegedly in possession of another Motorola Razr cellphone and two debit cards, the NYPD said. Police said the phone allegedly belonged to a 22-year-old man, who was robbed on a Q train March 2, and the debit cards allegedly belonged to a 20-year-old man whose pants pockets were cut open as he slept on the F train March 8. When he had woken up, the man realized his belongings were missing.

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