NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Friday were searching for a suspect who ripped off an iPhone from a woman in broad daylight on the bustling north side of Williamsburg, Brooklyn this week.
Around 2:05 p.m. Thursday, the 32-year-old woman was walking near 93 North 9th St., between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street, when the suspect came up and tried to take her iPhone 5, police said.READ MORE: Long Island Hoping For Best But Bracing For Worst As Nor'easter Approaches: 'Get Prepared Now'
The victim struggled with the suspect, but he overpowered her and took the phone, police said.READ MORE: Remembering NYPD Officer Jason Rivera: Wake Held For 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem
The suspect then ran off. There were no injuries, police said.
Police have released a surveillance image of the suspect.MORE NEWS: Health Officials Tracking New 'Stealth' Omicron Variant Spreading In Europe, Detected In U.S.
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.