Wallet thief wrestles away valuables from a man at a Forest Hills subway station: cops

Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police are looking for a thief who stole a man’s wallet at a Forest Hills subway station and used the stolen credit cards to make purchases.

At 11:20 a.m. on July 9, a 69-year-old man was walking up the stairs of the 67th Avenue subway station when an unknown man reached into his pocket and took his wallet, which contained several credit cards. The victim struggled with the suspect, who fled to parts unknown with the wallet.

Following the incident, the thief went to use the victim’s credit cards to make multiple purchases.

The suspect is described as a black male with dark skin.

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 are strictly confidential.

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