NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - They almost got him.
NYPD surveillance video shows that straphangers got extremely close to nabbing an iPhone thief last month.
Police said that a thug punched a man on the R Train at Canal Street on the evening of June 22 and ran off with his iPhone.
The victim and two other passengers chased him into a turnstile and held him there for about 20 seconds, but the man managed to throw himself against the bars until he got away.
Almost a victory for the Good Samaritans! Sound off with your thoughts and comments on the video below…