Cops chasing trio of identity thieves

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Police are hunting for three men they say stole a Gravesend man’s identity to open multiple cellphone accounts throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island in late November.

Authorities say the suspects opened up several accounts under the victim’s name and fraudulently used these accounts to purchase six cellphones between Nov. 28 and 30.

Police describe the first suspects as a heavy-set man in his 30s who was wearing a green jacket during the incident. Cops say the second suspect is a balding man in his 40s who was spotted wearing a black jacked. Police say the third suspect is a 6-foot man with dark hair who is in his late 20s or early 30s.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-8477, log onto the Crime Stoppers website at, or text tips to 274637 and enter “TIP577.” All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Vanessa Ogle at or by calling (718) 260–4507. Follow her
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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