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Police Arrest Man Minutes after Stealing iPhone from Woman at Holtsville Ecology Center

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for robbing a woman of her iPhone at the Holtsville Ecology Center this morning.

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Holtsville, NY - July 12th, 2013 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for robbing a woman of her iPhone at the Holtsville Ecology Center this morning.

Police received a call at 10:45 a.m. regarding a man who stole a woman’s iPhone while she was exercising just off the running track at the Center. The woman was threatened with a knife, and the man fled on foot.

5th Precinct Officer Matthew Sforza, responded to the scene, and noticed a man running on Prince Street, North Patchogue, that fit the description of the suspect. Officer Sforza apprehended the suspect, Abdias Alvarez-Jolon at approximately 10:50 a.m.

Alvarez-Jolon, 22, of 209 Risley Rd., North Patchogue, was charged with Robbery 1st Degree. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on July 13.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the Fifth Squad Detectives at(631)854-8552.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Incident: Police Arrest Man Minutes after Stealing Iphone from Woman
Location: Holtsville Ecology Center, 249 Buckley Rd., Holtsville
Date/Time: July 12, 2013 at approximately 10:50 a.m.