Bag man: Thief nabs backpack containing $40,000 from car parked in Brooklyn Heights

Wanted: Police are looking for this man they suspect of breaking into a car and stealing a backpack containing $40,000 in cash at Joralemon Street on July 11.

Police are looking for the fiend who nabbed a backpack stuffed with cash from a car parked on Joralemon Street on July 11.

The thief broke into the victim’s car near Hicks Street through a passenger-side window at 1 p.m., smashing the glass with a cross wrench and nabbing the bag that contained a whopping $40,000, cops said.

Investigators claim the backpack bandit fled on Joralemon Street towards Brooklyn Bridge Park, and was last seen wearing a blue hoodie, brown shorts and black sneakers.

Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect up to a $2,500 reward through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone their tips to (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.

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