A quiet nap on an early morning 7 train turned into a nightmare for one straphanger who woke up at the Court Square stop in Long Island City only to discover that his personal possessions were gone.
According to police, the 28-year-old victim entered the 90th Street-Elmhurst Avenue station at about 4:40 a.m. on Feb. 21 and fell asleep. When he woke up at the Court Square station, he found that his watch, Samsung cellphone and wallet with his ID and credit card were missing.
Surveillance video uncovered by police found that at about 1:59 p.m. the suspect used the card to purchase Nike Air Jordan sneakers at a K Sports in Jackson Heights.
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 strictly confidential.