Police seek 3 suspects in cellphone robberies

Police are asking for helping in finding the suspects who might be out to steal cellphones. Police say two incidents of cellphones being stolen occurred

Security footage on the BX 12 bus shows a suspect ripping a woman's cellphone from her hands.

Security footage on the BX 12 bus shows a suspect ripping a woman's cellphone from her hands. (12/22/13)

THE BRONX - Police are asking for helping in finding the suspects who might be out to steal cellphones.

Police say two incidents of cellphones being stolen occurred in an apartment building on the corner of West 175 Street and Montgomery Avenue in Morris Heights, and the Bx12 bus.

At the apartment building, police say two men followed a 61-year-old man into the elevator, put him in a chokehold and took his cellphone and $5. One 27-year-old suspect in this incident was last seen wearing a red coat with fur on the hood. The other suspect was last seen in a black jacket with a hood.

On the Bx12 bus, security footage shows another suspect ripping a 22-year-old woman's cellphone from her hands. Police say the suspect is between 35 and 40 years old and was last seen wearing a navy jacket with a red stripe.

Police urge anyone with information on these robberies to give them a call.

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