Police have released footage of a man and woman wanted for snatching a diner’s purse from a Sunnyside restaurant on Christmas Eve.
According to the NYPD, the incident occurred at Sidetracks, a restaurant located at 45-08 Queens Blvd. The two suspects approached a 34-year-old woman at about 3:40 a.m. on Dec. 25 and began a conversation with her.
When she was distracted, the female suspect took the victim’s purse from her chair and fled the scene with the male suspect.
The female suspect was last seen wearing a light colored coat and a dress. The male suspect was last seen wearing a hat, light colored jacket, jeans and sneakers.
Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the suspects’ whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.