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Cops seek crook who used a stolen credit card at Ridgewood smoke shop

Jul. 17, 2023 By Anthony Medina

Police from the 104th Precinct are searching for a crook who was captured on camera after using a stolen credit card at a Ridgewood smoke shop in late June.

Police say the crook allegedly stole the credit card from a 16-year-old while inside the Planet Fitness located at 329 Wyckoff Ave. at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 25. The teen told police he left his backpack inside a locker and later discovered the credit card missing. 

The crook was later seen at the Globe Smoke and Convince shop located at 801 Cypress Ave., where he allegedly made a $468 transaction.

The 104th Precinct posted on Twitter about the incident.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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