NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were asking for help from the public Thursday in finding four suspects who allegedly have been ripping cellphones out of people’s hands at the 14th Street and Sixth Avenue subway station.
In each incident, the suspects come up to the victims and physically take their cellphones from their hands at the station, which serves the F, M, and L lines and is located on the cusp of the West Village and Chelsea.READ MORE: Gov. Hochul: No Known Cases Of New COVID Variant 'Omicron' In New York
The robberies happened at the following times:
Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10. The victim was a 48-year-old man, and a Samsung Galaxy phone was taken;
At 8:03 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10. The victim was a 40-year-old woman, and an iPhone 6 was taken;
Around 10:15 p.m. Monday, March 2. The victim was a 38-year-old woman, and a Samsung Galaxy phone was taken;READ MORE: Depleted Islanders' Losing Streak Grows To 8 Games After Shutout Loss To Penguins
Around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. The victim was a 33-year-old woman, and a Samsung Galaxy phone was taken.
The suspects were described as being between male and between 16 and 21 years old. Police have released surveillance photos and video.
The suspects in the above incidents are described as male, blacks, 16 to 21 years of age.
A video and photos are attached and available at DCPI.MORE NEWS: Booker, Suns Blast Knicks, Run Winning Streak To 15 Games
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.