Police officers Jose Cotto and Vianka Schuman were honored Tuesday as the 102nd Precinct’s Cops of the Month for their work in apprehending a thief who stole an iPhone.
On Monday, Oct. 28 at about 11 a.m., a woman had her iPhone stolen on a J train at the 85th Street-Forest Parkway station in Woodhaven.
Cotto and Schuman used the “Find my iPhone” app to locate the woman’s stolen phone, which they found being sold at a bodega nearby.
The two officers did some further investigation and were able to apprehend the suspect in the robbery and return the phone to its victim.
Awarding Cotto and Schuman at Tuesday’s community council meeting are 102nd Precinct Executive Officer Matt Hanrahan and Latchman Budhai, president of the 102nd Precinct Community Council.