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Motorist has wallet snatched after leaving it in unlocked vehicle in Flushing: NYPD

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Cops are looking for these two suspects who allegedly grabbed a wallet that was left in an unlocked car in Flushing and used the credit cards to make purchases at several stores. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

A forgetful driver in Flushing paid the price for leaving his wallet behind after parking his vehicle and leaving it unlocked on a residential street late last month.

The victim pulled into a parking spot outside 42-26 147th St. at around 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, and walked away. When he returned to his vehicle sometime later, he discovered his wallet was gone. Police from the 109th Precinct report that two individuals used the victim’s credit cards at multiple locations to make unauthorized transactions totaling $1,335, police said.

The NYPD released surveillance photos of the two Asian men Tuesday. One of the suspects was bald and wore a black Nike T-shirt, blue jeans and dark sneakers. The second man wore a dark baseball cap backward, a blue long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, dark sneakers, and a blue face mask.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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