WMW tipsters help identify accused 'Apple Picker' who swiped phone from woman on bus

appleFUGITIVE CAPTURED May 5, 2014 -- Seattle police say Washington's Most Wanted tipsters identified the suspect as a 17 year old high school student, after the video aired on WMW last weekend. We've blurred his face now because we know he's a minor. Detectives say he and another teenager both confessed to trying to steal phones from bus riders. FUGITIVE WANTED IN SEATTLE May 2, 2014 -- Surveillance video from a Metro bus shows a couple of so-called ‘Apple Pickers’ after they boarded a bus looking for cell phones to snatch. In the video, you see two thieves act like they are getting ready to get off the bus -- then they strike -- each going for a woman's phone before running off the bus. The guy in the red struck out, but the one in front in the black North Face jacket was able to get away with an innocent woman's phone. It happened on the Route 36 Metro bus in Seattle on April 18th. Detectives have already identified the man in the red hooded sweatshirt, so we blurred his face. Detectives say you can tell they had this planned out. They got on the bus together and made their way to the middle and then back of the bus where they calmly waited like a couple of predators. “When the women boarded the bus, they stroll to the front and act like they're waiting for the next stop,” says Ret. Det. Myrle Carner with Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound. “As soon as the bus slows down, they strike. She's sitting there with her phone, listening with her ear buds, and all of a sudden the thief just stops, looks down, physically, grabs the phone, ripping it out of her hand -- even ripping the ear buds out of the victim's ears, and just took off running. We're getting way too many of these cases. Somebody knows who this guy is. We need to get him off the street. He's probably not going to stop.” There were numerous cameras on the bus, so detectives got a bunch of different angles of the suspects. While they were able to identify the man in the red, they don't know yet who his partner was. He's in his late teens to early 20’s, tall with a slim build, and was wearing a black North Face jacket and green tennis shoes. If you can tell Seattle Police who he is, call an anonymous tip into: CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest. CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers