Police & Fire

Crook Steals Credit Cards And Purchases $300 In MetroCards

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Image via NYPD

Police are searching for the man in the above photo in connection to a robbery that occurred during the evening rush hour at the Jay Street A/C/F subway station in Downtown Brooklyn.

A woman’s wallet was pinched from her purse on Monday, March 13, at approximately 5:30pm inside Jay Street station. The victim’s purse was attached to her baby stroller at the time of the incident, police say.

Among the items inside the victim’s wallet were credit cards that were used later that day at Manhattan’s Fulton Street station to purchase more than $300 worth of MTA MetroCards, the police report.

The suspect is described as a black or Hispanic male, 6’2″ tall. He was last seen wearing glasses, a black and white knit cap, a dark coat, dark colored sweater, and gray pants.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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