Apr. 28, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb
Police from the 106th Precinct and 23rd Transit District are searching for the crook who stole a straphanger’s wallet on a southbound A train in Ozone Park and used his credit card to make more than $1,000 in purchases.
Authorities say that the 24-year-old victim was on a southbound A train at the Liberty Avenue and Rockaway Boulevard train station at appropriately 1 a.m. on Sunday, April 23, when the crook snatched his wallet that contained credit and debit cards. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.
The crook, who is believed to be a man between the ages of 25 and 30, used the victim’s credit card to make unauthorized transactions totaling $1,227, police said.
The NYPD on April 27 released surveillance video and images of the suspect.
The man has a dark complexion and a beard and is approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall, police said.
He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, gray shirt, dark colored pants and black and white sneakers. He was last seen carrying a black book bag.
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 Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.