You are reading

Man steals wallet from sleeping rider on F train, police say


Suspect (NYPD)

May 16, 2017 Staff Report

The police are looking for a man who allegedly stole a wallet and cellphone from a sleeping passenger on the Queens-bound F train.

The victim discovered his wallet had been taken, which contained several credit and debit cards, when he arrived at the Broadway/Roosevelt Avenue at around 4:30 am on Sunday, April 23.

The suspect allegedly tried to use one of the debit cards to buy items at Pronto Lottery, a bodega located next to the Broadway/Roosevelt station at 40-07 74th Street, at 5:20 am that same day, according to police. The suspect’s purchase with the debit card was unsuccessful.

Police release footage of the suspect who was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded jacket, black pants and red sneakers.

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

email the author:

One Comment

Click for Comments 

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

AG’s office launches investigation into NYPD-involved fatal shooting near Roosevelt Avenue in Corona on Saturday morning

The New York Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation (OSI) has launched a probe into the death of Jesus Alberto Nunez Reyes, 65, who was shot and killed during an encounter with NYPD officers in Corona on Saturday morning.

At approximately 4:09 a.m. on April 20, police officers responded to 39-21 103rd St., where they encountered Nunez Reyes allegedly holding a knife. The officers repeatedly commanded him to drop the knife, but Nunez Reyes did not comply, and an officer fired at him, the AG’s office said in a brief statement. Nunez Reyes was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Officers recovered a knife at the scene.