VIDEO: Man snatches iPhone from SEPTA bus rider in Hunting Park
Philadelphia police are looking for a man caught on camera Sunday afternoon snatching an iPhone from a SEPTA rider during a strong-arm robbery.
Investigators said a man, 19, was riding the SEPTA R bus shortly before 11:45 a.m.
The victim can be seen on video standing near the front of the vehicle across from the suspect, who patiently waits for the bus to come to a stop at Broad Street and Hunting Park Avenue.
As the 19-year-old is looking down at the phone, apparently texting, the man snatches the iPhone from his hands and flees the bus on foot.
The suspect is described as a black male with a medium complexion.
He was last seen wearing a light-colored shirt with white writing on the front, gray jean shorts and black-and-white sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911, to contact the East Detectives Division at 215-686-3243 or 3244, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847), emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling out this online form.