Rego Park Pickpocket Caught on Tape

These pictures taken from a security camera video released by police show a female thief stealing a wallet from a shopper at a department store in Rego Park last month. According to the NYPD, the suspect-described as a white woman between 40 and 50 years of age, standing at 5’4″-tall with a heavy build and long black hair- sat next to, and then swiped a wallet from the pocket book of a 39-year-old woman who was trying on boots at the Century 21 store at 61-35 Junction Blvd. at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 20. The larceny was later reported to the 112th Precinct. Police said the thief was last seen wearing a black coat and black pants. Anyone with any information regarding the theft or the suspect’s whereabouts that could prove helpful is asked to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-577-TIPS, by text message to 274637 (enter information, then the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. All calls and messages will be kept confidential.

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