2017-07-26 / Front Page

Hunt Citi Bike Rider In LIC Phone Snatch

Police are searching for a brazen thief who snatched a woman’s cell phone while riding a Citi Bike in Long Island City on July 16.

Cops recovered surveillance footage that shows the thief riding up alongside the 25-year-old victim on Fifth Street near 48th Avenue at about 3:40 p.m. on July 16 and grabbing her phone before pedaling away.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 18-20 years old, with short black hair. He was wearing a bright yellow T-shirt, shorts, red socks and white sneakers and was riding a blue Citi Bike at the time of the attack.

Anyone with information is urged to call the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

–Liz Goff


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