Serial New York cell phone snatcher finally caught

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By: Wayne Morin 

After being plagued by a serial cell phone snatcher for some time, the New York Police Department announced that they have finally caught him, according to press reports in Brooklyn, New York.

Police said that Sammy Nour, 30, was behind a wave of mobile phone thefts that targeted stores in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, New York, for more than three months late last year.

The cell phones were swiped from desks and counters inside shops, from offices and from Internet cafes, all near Eighth Avenue and 56th Street, in a period of several months, court documents indicated.

Each robbery occurred around 3:30 p.m., when local schools are let out, thereby increasing foot traffic and the number of cell phones available to steal.

Nour was caught red-handed on video surveillance three times.

He was charged with three counts of petit theft and three counts of criminal possession of stolen property, police said.