Boxer Charged in PATH Station iPhone Robbery

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012  |  Updated 3:28 PM EDT
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A mugger is caught on tape brutally attacking a woman to steal her iPhone at a PATH station in Greenwich Village. Gus Rosendale reports.

NBC 4 New York

A mugger is caught on tape brutally attacking a woman to steal her iPhone at a PATH station in Greenwich Village. Gus Rosendale reports.

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A 41-year-old man who has been an amateur boxer is under arrest in an attack, caught on camera, of a woman at the 9th Street PATH station.

Port Authority Police say James Drexie of New York City was arrested Wednesday on a charge of third-degree attempted robbery.
 
A surveillance camera recorded an attack on a 37-year-old New Jersey woman during an attempted robbery of her iPhone on Oct. 1.
 
When the suspect tried to rip the phone out of the woman's hands, police say she resisted. The man then punched the victim, knocking her to the ground before fleeing.
 
Port Authority Police Chief John Ryan says news broadcasts of the surveillance camera video led to the identification of the suspect, who has a history of arrests.
 
Police say they don't know if Drexie has retained a lawyer.

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