Cops looking for iPhone robber who Facebook messaged his victim

Police released this image of the suspect (NYPD)
Police released this image of the suspect (NYPD)

Police are looking for a suspect who took an iPhone from a 15-year-old, then taunted the teen on Facebook.

According to police, on Jan. 26 around 5 p.m., two suspects approached the teenager, who was exiting a bus at the corner of Grand Concourse and East 175th Street in the Bronx.

One suspect demanded the teen’s phone, while the other displayed a knife and took his coat. Then they both fled.

According to a law enforcement source, one suspect then sent the victim a message on Facebook asking him how it felt not to have his phone.

That suspect is described as male, Hispanic, 17, 5-foot-7 and 150 pounds. Police released his photo.

The second suspect is described as a male Hispanic teenager.

Anyone with information should call 800-577-TIPS.

Danielle Tcholakian contributed reporting.

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