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Cops: Suspect Biked Past Woman, Swiped Cell Phone From Her Hands

Police say this man rode up behind a woman a took her cell phone from her hands before fleeing on his bike. (Credit: DCPI)

Police say this man rode up behind a woman a took her cell phone from her hands before fleeing on his bike. (Credit: DCPI)

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has asked the public for help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a grand larceny that took place in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn.

At 3:40 p.m. on April 4, a 20-year-old woman was sitting down, using her Samsung Galaxy cell-phone when a suspect approached her from behind on a bike and snatched it from her hands.

The suspect has been described as an 18-year-old, black, male with short hair. He was approximately 5’6″.

Anyone with information regarding this incident has been asked to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637[CRIMES] and entering TIP577.

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