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Man who allegedly steals unattended wallets sought by Cops

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July 7, 2016 Staff Report

Police are searching for a man who has habit of stealing wallets.

The suspect is wanted in connection with one incident that took place near Queensbridge and the other in Astoria.

The first incident allegedly took place at a warehouse located 40-20 22nd Street on May 31. The suspect walked in at around 10:30 am and grabbed a 62-year-old woman’s wallet that was sitting on a table, police said.

He struck again on June 13 after entering a manufacturing building located at 31-11 14th Street at 9:20 am.  The suspect allegedly removed the wallet from a pair of pants that were hanging on a hook.

Police describe the suspect as a 35-year-old male, black, 5’10” tall, 180 pounds, with dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a multi-colored baseball hat, white jogging suit and blue sneakers.

Police have released a video of the suspect and are asking anyone with any information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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