Cell phone snatched in Chelsea

The alleged Chelsea cell phone thief. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

BY GABE HERMAN | There was a recent broad-daylight cell phone theft on the street in Chelsea, according to police.

On Tues., July 30, around 4:50 p.m., a 36-year-old woman was walking uptown on Eighth Ave. at W. 26th St., when a man approached from behind and grabbed her cell phone.

The phone filcher then fled downtown along Eighth Ave., and headed to the uptown A/C/E subway line.

Police released a surveillance image of the man, who is wanted for grand larceny.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the CrimeStoppers Web site at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

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