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iSmacked: Lowlife punches man, steals iPhone he agreed to pay for, cops say • Brooklyn Paper

iSmacked: Lowlife punches man, steals iPhone he agreed to pay for, cops say

Paid with a punch: This alleged thief socked a guy on a Park Slope street before stealing his iPhone, which the suspect previously agreed via social media to purchase, cops said.
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This creep is a preying customer.

Some baddie slugged a man on a Gowanus street before running off with his iPhone, according to cops, who said the suspect met the victim after agreeing to purchase the device from him via social media.

The 24-year-old seller and the alleged thief struck their deal for the Apple product using the social network at 7:20 pm on Nov. 7, police said.

The pair then met in person on Union Street between Henry and Clinton streets, according to authorities, who said the duo subsequently traveled to President Street between Third and Fourth avenues, where the seller handed the iPhone to the suspect, who punched the guy before running off with the device towards Third Avenue.

The victim did not seek medical attention following the incident, cops said.

Authorities described the suspect as a 22-year-old man who is between 5-foot-10 and six-feet tall, 150 pounds, and was last seen wearing thick black glasses.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

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