iPhone Thief at Large in Park Slope

Watch out, Park Slopers: some guy is grabbing iPhones out of citizens' hands as they use them. The Brooklyn Paper reports that a January 24 incident, in which a cyclist rode up and punched a woman who was chatting on her iPhone at Union Street between Seventh and Eighth, then removed the phone and sped off, is thought to be tied to other similar crimes in the area, including an attempted bike-borne iPhone grab the day before on Park Place between Fifth and Sixth. The Brooklyn Paper crime blotter shows a number of iPhone attacks (look for "iPhone" and "OyPhone" in headlines) in recent days, along with the usual mayhem. Add the attractive gadget to jewelry and other valuables the NYPD advises you shouldn't flaunt on the street.


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