Pickpocket Lifts Forest Hills Straphanger’s Wallet

Pickpocket Lifts Forest Hills Straphanger’s Wallet

Photo Courtesy of NYPD

The victim’s wallet contained multiple credit cards.

By Michael V. Cusenza
South Queens investigators recently reached out to the public for help in identifying a not-so-slick-fingered pickpocket who mugged a man earlier this summer as he exited a Forest Hills subway station.
According to police reports, on Sunday, July 9, around 11:20 a.m., the suspect reached into the victim’s pocket and removed his wallet, which contained multiple credit cards, as he walked up the stairs to leave the station at 67th Avenue and Queens Boulevard.
The victim, 69, struggled with the suspect, described as a “dark-skinned black man,” before the crook fled on foot “to parts unknown,” cops noted. No injuries were reported.
Anyone with information 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 info by logging onto NYPDCrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All correspondences are strictly confidential.


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