Cops: We’ve nabbed Kings Highway iPhone thief

Cops: We’ve nabbed Kings Highway iPhone thief
Courtesy NYPD

Police say they have arrested a man accused of shaking down a Q-train commuter for his iPhone.

Investigators said 21-year-old Christopher Jones surrendered to authorities on July 20 after cops began distributing surveillance images of him taken shortly after the July 9 confrontation.

The victim told police that his Manhattan-bound Q was nearing the Kings Highway station at 7:40 pm when Jones, who was allegedly sitting on the bench across from him, ordered him to fork over his smart phone.

Police said Jones and a friend, who was not involved in the alleged robbery, exited the train at Kings Highway with the phone — only to be snapped up by the station’s surveillance camera.

Police charged Jones with robbery. Attempts to reach Jones’s attorney over the weekend were unsuccessful.

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