Man robbed wallet while victim was asleep: Cops

LONG ISLAND CITY — The city Police Department has requested the public’s help in finding a suspect who allegedly stole from a 28-year-old white man in Long Island City.

On Oct. 9 at about 5 a.m., a suspect described as a black man about 25 to 30 years old and wearing a black shirt with blue jeans removed the victim’s backpack and wallet while the man was asleep on a Queens-bound E train at the 23rd Street-Ely Avenue subway station, police said.

If you have information, contact the police by phone at 1-800-577-8477, by visiting nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting 274637 and then entering TIP577.

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