March 19, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan
Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole a woman’s iPhone at the Lorimer Street J/M subway station last week.
The suspect approached the 43-year-old victim from behind at around 5:10 p.m. on March 11 as she was heading down the stairs toward the J train. He placed an unknown object on her back before stealing her iPhone and fleeing the train station, according to police.
Surveillance footage shows the man leaving the subway station with the phone and a gun-like object in hand.
The suspect was then seen entering 54 Boerum St.—a 21-story residential building—where he was captured on lobby surveillance cameras, police said.
The suspect is described as light-skinned, approximately 5 feet 9 inches in height, 150 pounds with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a dark sweat jacket with white strips, dark sweat pants with white stripes, white Nike sneakers and a silver metal chain. He was carrying an unknown black object in his right hand.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.