Man Steals $1 And Benefits Card From Victim’s Pockets After Barging Into His Home

SHEEPSHEAD BAY – The NYPD is searching for the man seen in the photo below in connection to a robbery that occurred last month in Sheepshead Bay.

At approximately 10:40pm on Wednesday, July 12, police say the suspect entered a residential building near Avenue V and 27th and walked into the victim’s apartment through the unlocked front door.

The suspect knocked the 58-year-old male victim to the floor, went through his pockets and snatched $1 as well as the victim’s NYS Benefits card, police say. The suspect then fled the apartment in an unknown direction.

The victim was not injured during the incident.


The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’0″ and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white baseball cap, a grey t-shirt, blue jean shorts, and black sneakers.

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 by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.


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Pamela Wong

Pam was a staff reporter at Bklyner, covering North-Western parts of Brooklyn between 2016 and 2019. She also writes about art at


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