NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police in New York City are asking for help to try and find a suspect wanted for stealing iPhones in four separate incidents.

Authorities said that in each case, the suspect approached people from behind and snatched the iPhone from their hands and fled the scene on foot. No injuries resulted from any of the incidents, which took place in Long Island City, Queens.

The phones were stolen between May 2 and May 11, when authorities said the suspect stole a device from a 61-year-old woman at the corner of 41st Avenue and 21st Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Comments (6)
  1. Dillon says:

    This guy tried to steal my girlfriends phone on friday. He grabbed it from her back pocket and ran. She screamed to all the people on the street to grab him and nothing. So she did what any girl who is a taekwondo fighter would do, kicked off her sandles and chased him down bare foot. She almost caught him too. when he saw that she was gaining on him he dropped the phone(good thing it had a case). She called me and I got there before the police did. we drove around, saw the cops, she gave her statement and thats it, the police didnt even retrace her steps. But its ok, I did and come tuesday I should have close up video of this pricks face runnig scared out of his mind from from a bare foot white girl!!!!

  2. David Goldstein says:

    He should be hung with a noose.

  3. CK says:

    Since when did an iPhone look like a banana?



  5. DanTe says:

    Signs in zoos should be changed to read No Feeding the Animals and No iPhones In Front of Animals.

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