Police are hunting for a man who they believe stole a woman’s phone after she was hit by a subway train.

Surveillance footage at Boston’s Downtown Crossing station shows the man cover his face in shock as the car struck and killed the woman at 9.48pm on Thursday.

After reviewing the video, police saw her phone – in an orange case – flew out of her purse on impact and landed on the platform.

According to police, the woman’s phone flew out of her purse as she was struck.

“Ninety-nine percent of all of the other people were concerned about what happened, running to the end of the train to see if they could help,” said Lt. Richard Sullivan told Boston Globe. “This gentleman had a different idea.”

Grabbing: After looking around at other passersby, he swiftly bends down to pick up the device

Image via WBZ-TV

As surveillance video shows, the man looks around before bending to pick up and pocket the deceased woman’s phone.

MBTA Transit Police have now released images from the video in a bid to track down the alleged thief.

Lieutenant Richard Sullivan told Boston Globe: ‘Ninety-nine percent of all of the other people were concerned about what happened, running to the end of the train to see if they could help.

‘This gentleman had a different idea.’

The man appeared in the footage to have brown hair. 

He was wearing a dark jacket with a black-and-white checkered scarf with dark pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Transit Police Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-222-1050.

-Courtesy of Daily Mail

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