Serial pickpocket is targeting women: NYPD

By Madina Toure

FLUSHING — The NYPD is searching for a Hispanic man in his 40s who allegedly pickpocketed nine women between the end of January and mid-March, according to the police.

The victims were between the ages of 22 and 77 at stores in Flushing, including Duane Reade, J Mart, Jiang City Supermarket, CJ Supermarket Starbucks and the EW Studio, police said.

The suspect stole the wallet of a 65-year-old woman March 8 at 1 p.m. as she was shopping at the CJ Supermarket at 40-33 Main St. in Flushing and stole her wallet from her bag, they said.

The first incident took place Jan. 29 at about 8:30 p.m., police added. The suspect approached a 22-year-old woman at a Duane Reade store at 136-02 Roosevelt Blvd. and stole her wallet.

The incidents are currently under investigation, according to a police spokesman.

Reach reporter Madina Toure by e-mail at mtoure@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4566.

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