Feb 17, 2022 By Allie Griffin
A pair of masked men on a moped allegedly swiped a woman’s Prada purse—as well as cash—in Rego Park shortly after midnight Saturday morning.
The moped-driving duo sped up to the 31-year-old woman as she walked down Queens Boulevard near 63rd Avenue at around 12:05 a.m. They allegedly grabbed her purse — valued at $500 — and snatched $200 cash out of her hand as they passed her on the electric bike, police said.
The purse contained credit cards.
The men, who were wearing black balaclavas over their heads, sped off northwest on Queens Boulevard.
They were caught on surveillance cameras attempting to use one of the woman’s credit cards at a store in Brooklyn about an hour-and-half later, police said.
The police said the first suspect was last seen wearing a black jacket, black gloves and a black balaclava and the second suspect was last seen wearing a black jacket and black balaclava.
The woman was not injured, according to police.
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