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Subway Platform Assault and iPhone Theft

  Last modified on June 26th, 2021

The NYPD’s 19 Precinct sent out a May 4 tweet advising that a suspect from an April 19 attack on the UES is still ‘wanted.’ This suspect in question assaulted a 47 year old female and stole her iPhone at the 96th and Lexington Avenue subway station on Monday, April 19 at about 11:40am.

The attack and theft took place on the southbound 6 train platform, and the NYPD is offering a $2,500 reward for any information which leads to an arrest of the suspect.

Some remain fearful of commuting via subway as more underground crimes continue to be reported. The incident above comes as the MTA looks to reopen 24/7 subway service this month.

Interim Transit Authority President Sarah Feinberg told ABC7 that “more riders are returning to the New York City subway system every day, despite concerns about safety and the dangerously mentally ill.”

If you have any information, please call 1-800-577-TIPS, submit a tip online, or send a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter.
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