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Cops are looking for a bandit responsible for at least eight grand larcenies around downtown Flushing since late October.

In each incident, police said, the unidentified man approached an individual, stole their property and fled the scene to parts unknown.

Details of the incidents, according to authorities, are as follows:

  • On Oct. 29, at around 4 p.m., a 33-year-old female victim was standing in front of 135-41 Roosevelt Ave. when the suspect bumped into her and removed her wallet from her bag. The suspect later used the victim’s bank card to make $488 worth of transactions.
  • On Nov. 4, a 32-year-old female victim was in the vicinity of 41st Avenue and Main Street around 3:45 p.m. when the suspect bumped into her and removed her wallet from her bag.
  • On Nov. 6, at around 5:40 p.m., a 36-year-old female victim was inside the CJ Supermarket at 41st Avenue and Main Street when the perpetrator bumped into her and took her cellphone from her pocket.
  • On Nov. 15, a 19-year-old female victim was in front of 40-24 College Point Blvd., at around 7:10 p.m. when the suspect removed her wallet from her bag. The perpetrator then used the victim’s bank card to buy a MetroCard totaling $1,122.
  • On Nov. 17, at around 4:10 p.m., the suspect was caught on video surveillance exiting CJ Supermarket at 41st Avenue and Main Street, unzipping a 58-year-old female victim’s bag and removing her wallet.
  • On Nov. 18, a 14-year-old female was in front of the same supermarket at around 1 p.m. when the suspect tugged on her bag and removed her wallet.
  • Later that same day, a 25-year-old female victim was outside of 40-34 Main St. at around 5:05 p.m. when the perpetrator bumped into her and removed her wallet.
  • On Nov. 29 at around 3:30 p.m., a 23-year-old female victim was in front of 41-62 Main St. when the suspect went into her right jacket pocket and removed her cellphone.

Cops described the crook as a black man between 50 and 55 years old with a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a black coat, red sweater, white shirt, white sneakers and a black hat.

 

There were no reported injuries in any of the eight incidents, which were reported to the 109th Precinct.

Anyone with information in regards 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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