Anthony Angel Cintron (pictured) allegedly robbed a teen on a Manhattan subway Friday morning using a hypodermic needle as his weapon, the New York Daily News reports.
Cintron reportedly spotted the 14-year-old boy on a northbound 1 train around 8:30 a.m. near the W. 86th St. station. He began talking with the teen before flashing a needle and snatching his cell phone. The teen called the cops when he got off at the W. 103 St station. Authorities stopped the train at the W. 145th St. stop, but the suspect was long gone.
Surveillance camera footage is being reviewed to get a photo ID of the suspect. Cops believe it may be Cintron because he allegedly used needles to rob victims of their iPhones, iPads and other electronic devices on at least seven other occasions.
Anyone with information is advised to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS.