MBTA Police warn against using your smart phone on the T. It distracts you and makes you an easy target for thieves. A 50-year-old woman sitting on an Orange Line train learned that lesson Friday morning when a teen swiped her phone and sprinted out the door at Stony Brook.
The incident took place just before 7:30 a.m., according to Transit Police. The woman was sitting in what T police call “the hot seat” for being the target of theft — the one right beside the train door.
Police say an MBTA employee, guided by shouts from the victim’s fellow passengers, was able to keep the young man from getting out of the station.
Transit Police arrested a 14-year-old boy from Everett and charged him with unarmed robbery.