THE BRONX - Police have released surveillance images of three men who forcibly stole a cell phone in Longwood last week.
According to authorities, a 42-year-old man was walking on Southern Boulevard at around 8 p.m. on June 10 when the suspects came up and snatched his phone right out of his hands. The victim did not report any injuries.
The incident is the latest in a string of smartphone thefts citywide, including one in Fordham Heights on June 6, and another in Soundview on May 31.
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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and other officials nationwide have responded with the "Save Our Smartphones" initiative. It encourages cell phone companies to help come up with a plan to reduce thefts and other phone-related crimes.