Subway rider takes back iPad mini from thief

Police are searching for a man who tried to steal an iPad mini from a subway rider. (NYPD)
Police are searching for this man, who reportedly tried to steal an iPad mini from a subway rider. Credit: NYPD

Cops are searching for a man who snatched an iPad mini from a straphanger March 25, but failed to get away with the device when the owner of the iPad chased him down and snatched it back.

The victim was standing on the uptown 1 train platform inside the West 28th Street subway station about 10:10 p.m. when the suspect grabbed his iPad mini from his hand and tried to flee. The victim caught the robber, struggled with him and retrieved the tablet.

The suspect fled the location. He is being described as a white or Hispanic male in his late 30s, about 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-9.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.


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