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Cops: Perps almost get away with man’s iPhone

Brooklyn Daily

61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

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Two men were arrested for robbing a man on Avenue T on Dec. 19 and taking his iPhone.

The victim told police that he was inside a retail outlet near Bedford Avenue at 2:05 pm when the suspects shoved him, snagged his smartphone, and fled.

The victim gave chase, however, and managed to grab one of the suspect’s jacket. The suspect slipped out of the garment, however, but left the victim’s iPhone behind inside his coat pocket, investigators say.

Apple picking

Cops arrested a man for stealing another man’s iPhone inside a Kings Highway subway station on Dec. 19.

The victim told police he was inside the transit station between E. 15th and E. 16th streets at 2:05 pm when the suspect slugged him in the face and nabbed his smartphone.

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4514.

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