Police Arrest Man Five Minutes After Robbing a Woman at the Holtsville Ecology Center


A man threatened a woman running track at knife point and then ran off with her phone. Suffolk Police nabbed him five minutes later.

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Police arrested a man minutes after he stole an iPhone in Holtsville. The incident took place at the Holtsville Ecology Center on the morning of Friday July 12.

Suffolk County Police received a call at 10:45 a.m. Friday from a woman saying she was threatened at knife point. The perp approached the woman while she was running the track. She walked away with no injuries but the man who robbed her escaped on foot with her iPhone.

5th Precinct Officer Matthew Sforza responded to the call. Not too long after taking it he noticed a man running on Prince Street in North Patchogue which fit the suspect’s description.

The officer arrested Abdias Alvarez-Jolon, 22, of North Patchogue at 10:50 a.m. He’s charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree and scheduled to be arraigned at the First District Court in Central Islip on July 13.

Suffolk Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident at the Holtsville Ecology Center Friday morning to call the Fifth Squad Detectives at (631)854-8552.

Apple urges you that if your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac is stolen, you should first contact your local law enforcement agency to report it. The best thing you can do after calling the police is using the iCloud’s Find My iPhone service.

Using Find My iPhone you can see the location of your missing phone on a map, display a message on the screen for the thief to view, make it play a sound at full volume even if it’s on mute, lock and track the location using lost mode, and erase all information you have on it.

You can see if anything was purchased or registered with your stolen device by signing in to My Support Profile on the Apple website.

Tutorial of iCloud Find My iPhone courtesy of ivideocourse.net official YouTube page

[Source: Suffolk County Police]