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A NYC police officer chased a teenager down a subway platform, through a station and across the street to recover a cell phone, prompting the victim's daughter to exclaim, 'You guys are f****** fast!'
Officer Kenyatta Brown was chatting with a fellow cop inside a train when he spotted the 15-year-old running down the L-train platform at Wilson Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn on Thursday at 1.15pm.
The teenager had snatched an iPhone 11 from the hands of a 53-year-old woman, police said. The victim and her daughter were chasing after him.
The suspect wore a gray tank top, black joggers with red stripes and a black scarf around his head as he dashed past the officers.
That's when the speedy officer, a 41-year-old NYPD veteran, sprung into action.
Officer Kenyatta Brown (not pictured) sprung into action when he saw a 15-year-old running through a Brooklyn subway stop, based on bodycam video released Friday
The 41-year-old officer hopped a turnstile and landed on his knees amid the pursuit
The shaky footage shows Brown running behind the alleged thief and chasing him down the yellow-lined platform.
They rush down the stairs and into the station lobby, where commuters pause in awe of the dizzying scene.
At one point, the officer hops a turnstile and lands on his hands in an effort to keep up with the darting suspect.
Violent crime has continued to escalate in New York City, with total crime up 2.6% in September 2021 compared to September 2020
The chase continues outside, where Brown follows the teenager down the street and finally tackles him by the side of a building.
'All right, all right, all right,' the teenager says.
'Get your a** down, turn around,' the officer responds, pushing the suspect against the ground.
The video cuts to the officer still panting four minutes later.
'You guys are f****** fast,' says a woman who was seen bent over with her hands on her knees in exhaustion.
The woman is the 29-year-old daughter of the victim, according to Fox News.
The young man was charged with criminal possession of stolen property and grand larceny, police told DailyMail.com.
Violent crime has continued to escalate in NYC with assaults climbing 18.5 percent and robberies up six percent in September.
Data released by the NYPD on Wednesday shows crime rose 2.6 percent overall in September 2021 compared to the same month in 2020, with an extra 243 incidents reported.
It comes as Mayor Bill de Blasio tries to lure tourists and office workers back to the COVID-ravaged Big Apple, with the data likely to deter many over personal safety concerns.