Cops search for cyclist who snatched woman’s phone in Gravesend

April 4, 2019 Jaime DeJesus
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Cops are looking for a freewheeling suspect who stole a woman’s phone while riding a bike in Gravesend.

According to authorities, on Tuesday, March 19 at around 4 p.m., the cyclist grabbed the victim’s phone at the intersection of 86th Street and Avenue U then fled towards Stillwell Avenue and Kings Highway.

Police describe the suspect as a male Hispanic, around 30 to 35 years old. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, black jeans and black sneakers.

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, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

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