Man Sought in Attempted iPhone Swipe

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A woman was attacked by a man who attempted to rob her iPhone on the morning of Dec. 10, the police said.

According to the police, the incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. in front of 167 Essex Street, near Rivington Street. A man thought to be in his 30s and 6′, 1″ rode up behind the 25-year-old victim on a white bicycle. The man, who wore an orange hat, is said to have punched the woman in the face and chest. He then attempted to grab her iPhone, but she held on to it during a struggle and he eventually fled on his bike toward East Houston Street.

The Seventh Precinct is looking for the suspect shown here in connection with the attempted robbery.