From Bayside Patch:
The suspected crook recognized by his copper colored sneakers was allegedly caught red handed last week.
The alleged mugger with a fondness for Blackberries and iPhones was observed by watchful cops robbing teens of their phones on a handball court at the corner of 190th Street and Underhill Ave. in Fresh Meadows.
Over the past several months, Eric Colvin allegedly jacked phones from 14 victims from Brooklyn and Queens.
His story was always the same. He would allegedly tell victims that his sister’s phone was missing before making away with the phone by threatening to pull out a gun, which he never brandished.
According to a police source, Colvin was recognized by the tattoos on his neck depicted in a police sketch and his trademark Nike foam sneakers in copper.