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Text addict

A thief swiped the fancy iPhone right out of a man’s hand on Seventh Avenue on Aug. 5.

The victim told cops that he had just picked up food from Vegetarian Palate on Flatbush Avenue and was texting on the smartphone as he headed back to his prime Slope home at around 10 pm.

That’s when the thief ran up from behind and snatched the Apple device.

Police say — and crime stats confirm — that the surest way to lose an iPhone is to be texting on it while you are walking.

Where: Seventh Avenue at St. Johns Place
Updated Aug. 9, 2011
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