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Man falls asleep on 7 train, thief steals his wallet and cellphone


March 2, 2016 Staff Report

Police are searching for a man who allegedly swiped a straphanger’s wallet while the victim was sleeping on the 7-train.

The victim, a 27-year-old man, boarded the 7-train at the 90th Street – Elmhurst Ave station on Feb. 21 at around 4:40 am. He fell asleep and then woke up at the Court Square Station and discovered that his Samsung cell phone and wallet containing ID and a credit card were missing, according to the NYPD.

Later that day, around 2 pm, the suspect was seen in surveillance video purchasing Nike Air Jordan sneakers with the credit card at K Sports, located at 83-21 Roosevelt Ave in Jackson Heights, according to police.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

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