Police are searching for two suspects wanted for grand larceny after stealing a woman’s purse in Kensington and using the stolen credit card in Bath Beach stores in late September.
The first suspect smashed the window of a parked car in front of 935 McDonald Avenue, between Avenue F and 18th Avenue, on Monday, September 26 at 7pm, according to police reports. He then stole a purse that was on the car’s seat and fled northbound on McDonald Avenue, in a vehicle described as a beige Honda Odyssey.
An hour later, the suspects used the stolen credit and debit cards to buy about $100 worth of merchandise at a Shell Station at 2001 Cropsey Avenue in Bath Beach. They struck again about half an hour later at a Toys-R-Us located at 8973 Bay Parkway, this time spending about $500 on the card.
This case has been classified as Grand Larceny, meaning theft of property exceeding a certain value (usually more than $1,000).
The first suspect is described as a 30- to 40-year-old man (race not included in the report). He was last seen wearing a dark colored baseball cap, a blue sweater and dark colored pants. The second suspect is described as a white female, 30- to 40-years-old. She was last seen wearing a white sweater. The vehicle they were driving is described as a beige or gold colored Honda Odyssey.
The NYPD has released a security video showing both suspects:
Anyone with information in regards to 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 texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
We encourage you to provide any information you may have on these cases to Crime Stoppers. A man responsible for at lease five attacks on elderly women was arrested in late April because of a tip by a witness to Crime Stoppers.