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Bus driver charged in robbery

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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 10:30 am

Police officers arrested three men, one of whom was an off-duty MTA bus driver, after the alleged robbery of a 17-year-old girl on Oct. 4.

Officers from the 110th Precinct responded to a call of a robbery in progress at approximately 8:45 p.m. at a bus stop in Corona.

Upon investigation, the police determined that the victim was standing at the bus stop when she was approached by Michael Iglesias, 29, of Corona. According to police, Iglesias proceeded to choke the victim while removing her iPhone from her pocketbook and then pushed her to the ground.

The suspect jumped into the rear passenger side of a black Honda Accord and fled.

Using the “Find My iPhone” application, police officers were able to track the stolen phone to Myrtle Avenue and 85th Street in Ridgewood. Officers pulled a vehicle there over at 9 p.m. and the three suspects were arrested.

Iglesias was charged with robbery and criminal possession of stolen property while Augustin Rodriguez, an off-duty bus driver, and Sayli Llonch were both charged with criminal possession of stolen property.

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