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Suspect Wanted For Brutally Attacking Bronx Teen, Stealing iPhone



17-Year-Old Takes A Beating, But Quick Thinking May Help Police Investigation(credit: NYPD)NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police on Tuesday were warning iPhone users that thefts are on the rise, and they are becoming increasingly violent.

As CBS 2’s John Slattery reported, one teenage girl knows about that all too well, as she was viciously beaten for her iPhone in the Bronx.

On Jan. 24, a man followed a 17-year-old girl into her apartment building on East 187th Street in the Belmont section of the Bronx. The teen, who asked to not be identified, said her building’s front door didn’t fully close behind her and she was followed up the stairs by a man in a hooded coat.

“And he pushed me and said, ‘give me your phone,’ and I started screaming, ’cause my dad was home,” she told CBS 2?s John Slattery on Tuesday.

Her dog started barking in the apartment, but her father didn’t respond.

“He would cover my mouth to not scream, but I pushed his hand and I guess he got frustrated as I kept screaming,” she said.


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