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Fast-fingered thief swipes cell phones in subway

Even though it seems everyone in the subway is engrossed in their phones nowadays, you still need to pay attention if you have yours out underground.

Police said a quick-handed thief is swiping unsuspecting young female straphangers’ cell phones right out of their grasp.

In the first incident, on Mon., June 12, around 1 p.m., a 34-year-old woman was inside the 14th Street-Union Square subway station when an unidentified male snatched her phone from her hands and fled.

A photo of the alleged phone suspect with a phone. (NYPD)

Police said the same suspect, on Mon., June 26, around 12:30 p.m., targeted a 25-year-old inside the 47th-50th Streets-Rockefeller Center subway station, grabbing her exposed phone and then hightailing it.

On Mon., July 3, around 3:30 p.m., a 35-year-old female was in the Times Square-42nd Street subway station when the same guy took her cell phone and fled, according to police.

None of the victims were injured.

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