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Man steals wallet at Astoria restaurant, then uses victim’s ATM card to make withdrawal

Aug. 29, 2014 By Christian Murray

The police are searching for a man who allegedly stole a wallet from a table at a bar/restaurant in Astoria and then used the victim’s debit card to try and take money out at a nearby bank.

The police said that the perpetrator took the wallet from a table in front of Marketa, located at 37-17 30th Avenue, at 12:40 am on Wednesday, August 20.

The suspect then took the 27-year-old victim’s Citibank debit card and attempted to make a withdrawal at an ATM inside Investors Bank located at 28-46 Steinway Street.

A photo of the suspect was taken by a surveillance camera.

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

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Alex Tikas

Super smart to leave your wallet on a table .. Even smarter to try and make a withdrawal without a pin number ..

But even SMARTER if your pin number was actually on the card …

This world and the numbnuts that live in it ..


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