VIDEO: Straphanger punched to the ground for cell phone

Cops are looking for the man pictured on the right for punching another man and stealing his iPhone. (NYPD)
Cops are looking for the man pictured on the right for punching another man and stealing his iPhone. Credit: NYPD

Police are searching for a suspect who punched a 35-year-old man inside a Manhattan subway station and then ran off with his iPhone early Monday morning, cops said.

The NYPD released a video of the incident that occurred inside the Times Square-42nd Street subway station about 12:02 a.m. The suspect is seen talking to the victim near the turnstiles, looking around in multiple directions and then punching the victim to the ground.

The suspect then stole the man’s iPhone and headed toward the northbound 1 train platform, police said.

He is described as a black male, approximately 30 years old and 6 feet 3 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black or dark gray pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.


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