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COPY-Police: Man cut open passengers’ pockets to steal cellphones on L train

<p>A man is accused of stealing cellphones from at least seven passengers on the L train in Brooklyn, police say.&nbsp;</p>

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2017, 12:24 PM

Updated 2,648 days ago

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A man is accused of stealing cellphones from at least seven passengers on the L train in Brooklyn, police say. 
The incidents all happened on the L train and go as far back as February and as recently as April. 
Police say in all cases the suspect used a sharp object to cut open a passenger’s pants pocket with a sharp object in order to extract their cellphones, wallets and sometimes credit cards. 
The suspect is described as being between 30 and 40 years old, and was last seen wearing a light blue button-up shirt, black New York hat, blue jeans and black sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS


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