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Cops Seeking Suspect in Subway Phone Theft

Man stole phone, then threatened victim with a gun.

Police in Queens are seeking a suspect wanted for stealing a woman's cell phone on a Queens E train.

The suspect allegedly grabbed the victim's phone in the Jamaica-Van Wyck subway station on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 12:20 p.m. The victim gave chase until the suspect wheeled around and threatened her with a firearm.

The suspect is described as a man in his 30's, 6'3", roughly 215 pounds with short black hair. He was wearing dark clothing at the time of the incident.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Residents can also go to WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

For the latest information on crime in your local precinct, check out our COMPSTAT reports rundown here.

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