Bronx Robber Stole Cellphone, Sprayed Substance in Victim's Face: NYPD

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    Police are looking for the robber they say sprayed a burning substance in a woman’s face before stealing her cellphone last month in the Bronx. (Published Friday, Aug 22, 2014)

    Police are looking for the woman they say sprayed a burning substance in another woman’s face before stealing her cellphone last month in the Bronx.

    The 27-year-old victim was at Westchester and Wheeler avenues July 7 when the suspect asked her the time, police say.

    When the woman pulled out her phone, the suspect grabbed the mobile device and sprayed the unknown substance.

    The suspect was spotted on surveillance footage (above) sprinting away on a nearby sidewalk following the robbery.

    The victim was treated and released at an area hospital.

    Anyone with information about the robber is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

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