NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Saturday were searching for a suspect who allegedly stole an iPhone from a sleeping man’s pocket on a subway train on the Lower East Side, and threatened the man upon being confronted.

Around 4:50 a.m. Saturday, the 31-year-old man was fast asleep on an inbound D Train, when the suspect yanked an iPhone 5 from his pants pocket, police said. The victim woke up and confronted the suspect, demanding his iPhone back, police said.

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The suspect threatened to cut the victim, and ran off when the train arrived at the Grand Street stop, police said.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a mustache. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt with an Ohio State Buckeyes logo on the front, and blue jeans, police said.

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Police have released a photo of the suspect.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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