Police In Queens Hunt Suspect Allegedly Behind 11 Cell Phone Robberies

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Can you hear them now?

Detectives from the Queens Robbery Squad want your help catching the suspect in a string of cell phone robberies.

This bandit has been busy: He’s allegedly struck 11 times since June.

The most recent incident took place Wednesday.

His M.O. is pretty straightforward. Police say the suspect approaches teen boys and asks to see their phones. If they refuse, he pulls out a gun and takes it.

So far, none of his victims have been shot or otherwise injured.

Police say the perpetrator is 6’4″ and weighs about 185 pounds. He has a thin build and tattoos on his neck and right arm. The suspect wears a distinctive pair of shoes: Copper-colored Nike Posites sneakers.

nikepositesneaker Police In Queens Hunt Suspect Allegedly Behind 11 Cell Phone Robberies

(credit: NYPD)

If you have any information regarding this case, police ask you contact Crime Stoppers. You can call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) – all calls are kept confidential. You can also submit tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) and entering TIP577.

  • beat him

    we should hancuff him to a pole and let new yorkers beat the hell out of him

  • Peter

    shoot him.

  • Y mei

    He looks like any of the native Africans that have gangs on
    Broadway & 28th street near the Ace hotel,but no one seems to
    break up that group that dominate the area from 30th street to 27th street
    in the shadow of the Empire State building,strange this goes on for years
    ri’ in Madhattan.

  • nyc

    Nice sneakers ! Bad economy – No jobs – Illegal immigrants – Violent society – Too many Illegal guns – No morals = More and more crime and I predict it will get worse ! Sad.

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