Man Wanted for Queens iPhone Robbery Spree

In each incident the man approached his victims from behind, grabbed their phones and fled

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    NYPD
    Surveillance image of a suspect wanted in connection with eight iPhone robberies in Queens.

    Police are seeking a man wanted in connection with eight iPhone robberies in Queens.

    The robberies, which occurred in August and September, took place in and around Long Island City and Astoria. In each incident the man approached his victims from behind, grabbed their phones and fled.

    Two of the robberies happened on E train platforms at the Court Square subway station, the others happened on the street. None of the victims were harmed in any of the robberies.

    A subway surveillance camera captured the suspect's image. He is described as being approximately 20-years-old, between 6 feet and 6 feet 3 inches tall, with a thin build.

    Anyone with information regarding these robberies is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) and entering TIP577.