Pickpockets Steal From Mom After Chatting About Her Baby, Police Say

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on October 16, 2013 4:15pm 

 Police released surveillance photos of the suspects in a Forest Hills grand larceny.
Police released surveillance photos of the suspects in a Forest Hills grand larceny.
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QUEENS — A group of pickpockets stole money from a Forest Hills mother after they had stopped her to talk about her baby, police said.

The 54-year-old victim had withdrawn $800 from a branch of the Astoria Federal Savings Bank at 63-72 108th St. about 1 p.m. Oct. 2, the NYPD said.

She was just leaving the bank when she was approached by two women who started a conversation with her about her child, police said.

At the same time, a man, who police said was part of the team, reached into her purse and took the cash.

The suspects then fled, police said.

The NYPD described one of the suspects as a 25-year-old woman, 5-foot-6 and weighting about 130 pounds. The second woman was described as 25 years old, and the man was in his early 20s, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES), then entering TIP577.

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