Police searching for subway pickpocket

Wanted: The Police Department is asking the public to help them identify the man pictured in this photo, who allegedly stole a woman’s wallet from a subway station at Eighth Avenue and 62nd Street on Dec. 21 before allegedly using her plastic to purchase six monthly MetroCards.
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Police are asking the public to help identify a man who allegedly picke4d a woman’s pocket at an Eighth Avenue subway station on Dec. 21, stealing her wallet and identification and credit cards, which he allegedly later used to purchase six monthly MetroCards.

The man allegedly bumped the woman at the subway station at 62nd Street at around 5:15 pm. She soon realized that her wallet — which contained her identification and credit cards — was gone. Her credit card later showed the transactions for the purchases at the Fort Hamilton subway station of the monthly MetroCards, one of which was allegedly used by the man at the Nostrand Avenue subway station, between Nostrand and New York avenues, on Dec. 22.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477, or for Spanish, (888) 577-4782. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at jmcshane@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.

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