Man Wanted For Grand Larceny Caught On Video Running Along Coney Island Boardwalk

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A still from the video of the suspect via DCPI

A still from the video of the suspect via DCPI

Have you seen this man?

The police are searching for the man caught on surveillance footage running along the Coney Island boardwalk after stealing a woman’s cellphone.

The victim, a 40-year-old female, was walking along the boardwalk at West 25th Street on Tuesday, October 11 at 4 p.m. when a man wearing a book bag with large spikes affixed to it grabbed her iPhone 6 from her hand.

The man then fled north along the boardwalk.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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