The police are hoping the public can help them locate and identify the suspect in a cellphone robbery that took place last week in Brooklyn. Investigators say the suspect helpfully took a photograph of himself using the stolen cellphone.
According to the NYPD, on Tuesday, March 24th, at around 8:10 a.m., the 48-year-old victim was riding a northbound 3 train. As the train came to a stop at Grand Army Plaza, police say "the suspect shoved the victim and removed her iPhone. The suspect then exited the train and fled to parts unknown."
But CBS 2 reports that the alleged thief, who later took a selfie with the phone, "did not realize the phone has a security app that saved the picture and sent it to the owner."
Police describe the suspect as about 16 years old, approximating 5'5", and was last seen wearing a red bubble jacket, a gray hooded sweatshirt, and dark colored pants.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.