A 14-year-old boy riding the 1 train near the 86th Street stop was robbed of his cell phone by a man wielding a hypodermic needle on Friday morning around 8:30 a.m., police said.
The man began chatting with the teen on the train before showing him the needle and then grabbing his cell phone, police told the Daily News. The teen got off on 103rd and called the police, but once they arrived the man was gone.
Anthony Angel Citron, pictured at left, is wanted for a similar string of robberies in the Bronx. He is 39 years old, 5-foot-8 and 145 pounds, with tattoos on both sides of his neck, according to the Daily News.
Anyone with information should the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS.
Photo of the 86th Street station by ArcaHeradel. Photo of Citron via NYPD.