Pickpocket targets woman in front of bank on Main Street in Flushing: NYPD

Cops are looking for this suspect, who allegedly stole a woman’s wallet out of her bag on Main Street in Flushing last month.
Photo courtesy of the NYPD

A 44-year-old woman fell victim to a pickpocket in broad daylight along a bustling stretch of Main Street in Flushing late last month.

The victim was walking past the Bank of America Financial Center, located at 39-12 Main St., at around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23, when a woman approached her from behind, reached into her bag and removed a wallet containing the victim’s credit cards and approximately $170 in cash, police said.

The individual fled on foot, southbound on Main Street toward Roosevelt Avenue and he remains at large. The victim was not injured during the grand larceny incident, according to the 109th Precinct in Flushing.

The NYPD released a surveillance image of the suspect on Thursday and described the suspect as having a light complexion, with a slim build and reddish-brown hair. She was wearing a black hooded winter jacket over a black hooded sweatshirt and pink pants.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips.