Police Seek Man in Williamsburg Credit Card Theft

WILLIAMSBURG – Police are looking for a man in connection with the theft of a credit card in Williamsburg.

The victim received an email from his bank reporting suspicious credit card activity while outside the Atlas Cafe, 116 Havermeyer Street, at 6:30 pm on July 24th. At that moment, the victim realized his wallet was missing—and with it, $60 cash, a debit card and a credit card, said police.

In Park Slope, charges had been made: $413 at the Footlocker on 5th Ave and 14th Street, then $5 at the Subway just across the street, according to police.

The individual wanted in connection with the larceny is described by police as a black man, last seen wearing a white du-rag, black t-shirt, black track pants with orange stripes and a black backpack. He can be seen in the surveillance video below:

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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.


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Paul Stremple

Paul was a staff reporter at Bklyner, responsible for covering Northern and Eastern parts of Brooklyn between August 2017 and January 2019.


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