Police are looking for two women who stole property from their victims on two separate occasions in Flushing and Fresh Meadows.
According to police, at 5:10 p.m. on April 12, a 20-year-old man realized that he had left his backpack at Coco Fresh Tea, located at 39-22 Main St. When he went to retrieve his backpack, he found that someone had taken it.
An investigation found that an unknown woman had taken the backpack, which contained the victim’s personal items and electronics, before fleeing in unknown direction.
Police described the suspect as a black woman in her late teens or early 20s who was last seen wearing all dark clothing.
The NYPD is also looking for another woman who stole a woman’s wallet at a Fresh Meadows hotel and used the credit cards inside to go shopping.
Police say that at 9:40 a.m. on April 15, a 64-year-old woman was inside the Fairfield Inn, located at 183-31 Horace Harding Expressway, when she realized that her wallet was not in her purse.
An investigation found that while the victim was sitting in the hotel restaurant, an unknown woman sat behind her and took her wallet from her purse.
Further investigation found that the victim’s credit cards had been used at the Queens Center Mall.
Police released video of the suspect in the Fairfield Inn:
Cops described the suspect as a Hispanic woman between the ages of 20 and 25 years old, standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 155 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink track suit.
Anyone with information about the identities of these females can 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, on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.