The police are looking for three suspects who allegedly stole a smartphone from a subway rider late last year.
According to the NYPD, on December 22, 2014, at 9:55 a.m., a 33-year-old man got onto a Manhattan-bound J train at 85 Street Forest Parkway Subway Station: "As the train came to a stop, suspect #1 snatched the victim's Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phone from his hand and ran. Suspects #1, #2, and #3 ran from the train. The victim chased the suspects, grabbed suspect #1 and suspect #1 punched him twice in the face." The suspects ran off and the victim refused medical attention.
Suspects 1, 2 and 3 (from left to right)
The suspects are all described as being around 17-20 years old. Police say that suspect 1 is about 5'7" with a medium build and was wearing a two tone blue bubble jacket and light colored pants; suspect 2 has a thin build and was wearing a black jacket, tight red pants and a dark colored skull cap; and suspect 3 is 5'7" with a thin build and was wearing a red and white jacket, white hooded sweater with a hood over his head.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.