Police: Man tackles 8-year-old boy, steals iPhone in the Bronx

August 16, 2018 - 9:02 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- The NYPD is searching for a man who stole an iPhone from an 8-year-old boy in the Bronx.

The boy was walking back from camp in Mott Have Monday when the man followed him and asked him for directions. Police say the suspect walked into the boy's apartment complex, threatened the child, tackled him and then took his phone.

Police released surveillance images of the suspect in connection with the robbery.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.