Cops: Ridge robber filched phone

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Police are searching for a man who they say snatched a straphanger’s cellphone on June 8.

The victim was waiting for an R Train on the platform of the line’s Bay Ridge Avenue station at 12:30 pm on Sunday when the fellow ran up and helped himself to the victim’s iPhone, then fled the station, police said.

Cops released a surveillance-camera photo of the suspect, described as a age 18–21, standing between 5-feet-11 and 6-feet-2, and weighing between 160 and 180 pounds. The guy was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt and blue sweatpants with a white stripe on the leg.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 555–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting tips to 274637 and entering TIP577.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at or by calling (718) 260-8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018: Time discrepancy fixed.
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Reasonable discourse

JJ from Bay Ridge says:
I observed groups of teenagers often jump over the turnstiles at this subway station in the evenings or enter via the back exit - despite the presence of many surveillance cameras.
July 10, 2014, 8:14 am
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Pardon the suggestion, but I feel that a lot of these youngsters often forget that it is much more effective, though less interesting, to dive UNDER these turnstiles.
If you don't mind my saying so, I do believe that in by doing this, they can avoid being seen on camera almost completely.
Of course, this is an age of people bragging about hitting people with chains on MySpace, i.e. the "look at me generation", if you’ll excuse the term.
Having said all of this, this is only the mere opinion of one man:
John Wasserman
July 10, 2014, 2:36 pm
ridger from BR says:

The photo caption says the crime occurred shortly after noon, but the article claims the crime happened at 12:30 am on Sunday.

Which time is correct? Did the crime occur in the early morning hours or around noon?
July 17, 2014, 1:21 am
Bock Beer Drinker from Sunset Park says:
RIDGER: I presume it is the afternoon, because the film has a time stamp of 12:14 PM.
July 17, 2014, 6:34 am

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