Two bandits made a sleeping man at the Briarwood subway station pay a heavy price for his nap last month.
According to police, the 28-year-old male victim fell asleep on a bench at the stop early on the morning of Nov. 19 and, when he woke up at about 2:30 a.m., discovered that his laptop bag had been stolen.
The bag contained a Lenovo laptop valued at $1,000, iPhone chargers, credit and debit cards, bank documents, prescription medication and a T-shirt and necktie.
Through an investigation, detectives recovered surveillance video showing two individuals using the victim’s Chase Sapphire card to make separate purchases that same weekend.
First, an unidentified white female used the stolen credit card to buy a 30-day unlimited MetroCard, worth $117.50, on Nov. 19 at the 110th Street subway station in Manhattan. The following day, an unidentified black male used the same stolen card to buy a flat-screen TV and a GoPhone at a Manhattan Target store.
Surveillance footage of the two suspects can be seen below.
Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish speakers, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.