Police are searching for a man caught on surveillance video punching a person at the Times Square subway station, then stealing his cell phone.
Police said the 35-year-old victim was standing on the mezzanine level inside the subway station at 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue when the suspect, whom he did not know, approached him. The suspect briefly spoke to him before punching him in the face, knocking him to the ground.
The suspect then took the victim's cell phone from his hand before running away toward the northbound 1 train platform.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect in the video is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or at nypdcrimestoppers.com.