Man wanted in pepper-spray robbery of straphanger

Police say Angel Garcia sprayed the sleeping commuter with pepper spray before taking the victim's cellphone.

Police say Angel Garcia sprayed the sleeping commuter with pepper spray before taking the victim's cellphone.

Police say Angel Garcia sprayed the sleeping commuter with pepper spray before taking the victim's cellphone. (2/11/16)

THE BRONX - Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who allegedly robbed a sleeping passenger on the 4 train.

Police say Angel Garcia, 47, sprayed the sleeping commuter with pepper spray before taking the victim's cellphone around 4:50 a.m. on Jan. 3 near the Bedford Park Boulevard station.

The victim was treated at a hospital.

Police say the incident fits a pattern, and they identified Garcia. He is described as being 5 feet 5 inches and weighing 185 pounds.

Anyone with information about Garcia's whereabouts or the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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