NYPD searches for man who stole over $1,000 from wallet left in Ridgewood subway

Police looking for man who stole approximately $1,100 from a dropped wallet at the Wyckoff Avenue and Myrtle Avenue subway station L line. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual responsible for stealing $1,100 from a victim who dropped his wallet inside the mezzanine level at the Wyckoff Avenue and Myrtle Avenue subway station L line.

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, at approximately 1:50 p.m., police from the 104th Precinct say a 57-year-old male dropped his wallet after purchasing a MetroCard when the unidentified individual was seen picking it up and removing the contents, which was approximately $1,100. 

The male is described as being in his 30s and having a dark complexion and a thin build. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweater with a white T-shirt underneath, dark pants and a white durag and carrying a black bookbag.

Anyone with information in regard 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 CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.