Suspect arrested in January iPhone robbery

A Roosevelt man has been arrested on charges he stole a woman's iPhone as she left a deli in January, Nassau County police said Tuesday.

Tyrell J. Edwards, 22, of 55 Henry St., was arrested on charges of third-degree robbery and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Police said Edwards approached a woman, 20, after she left the Stop and Go Deli at 425 Nassau Rd. in Roosevelt at about 6:15 p.m. Jan. 6.


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Edwards engaged the woman in conversation as she walked on West Roosevelt Avenue, then he grabbed her iPhone from her hand, police said.

After a short struggle, the suspect ran off west on West Roosevelt Avenue, police said.

No injuries were reported, police said.

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