Cell Robber Gets a Cell

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town.


A man was arrested after snatching a woman’s cell phone. At 7:35 PM on Saturday, August 17, the 24-year-old woman was walking northbound on Third Avenue with her cell phone in her hand, when a 24-year-old man came up in front of her and grabbed her cell before running southbound on Third Avenue and then eastbound on East 83rd Street. The woman chased after the man, and he ran into a parking garage on East 83rd Street, where he was stopped by a police officer running up from the garage. The officer recovered the woman’s phone under a car in the garage. The robber was arrested and charged with grand larceny. The recovered cell phone was a black iPhone 5, valued at $600.

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