F Train phone nabbers throw loot away before escaping - Metro US

F Train phone nabbers throw loot away before escaping


A pair of teenaged robbers grabbed an unsuspecting target’s phone on the F train but threw it on the tracks when their victim chased after them.

Police said they were on the lookout for the two unidentified teens suspected of stealing a Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone on Dec. 22.

The phone nabbers waited until the doors of a northbound F Train were closing at the Seventh Avenue station before they grabbed the phone from the 36-year-old man at around 5:10 p.m.

One robber held the subway doors open while the other grabbed the phone, but the would-be victim gave chase.

The robbers then threw the smartphone onto the tracks as they ran and disappeared.

Authorities described both robbers as light-skinned Hispanic teens thought to be about 16 years old and about 5-feet-7-inches tall, one boy with an afro-like hairstyle.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are confidential. Tips can also be sent on the Crime Stoppers website.

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