A 32-year-old woman was entering her apartment building in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx around 6 a.m. Tuesday when the suspect followed her inside.
An 18-year-old mother was walking with her 2-year-old son, when the suspect walked up to the child, snatched the device out of his hands and fled, police said. The child was not injured.
The NYPD is asking the public for help in identifying and tracking down a man wanted in connection with an assault that took place in Midtown South on Sunday morning.
A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case.