Thief Uses Credit Card Stolen from UWS Apartment to Buy Pizza, Police Say

By Emily Frost on December 17, 2013 9:24am 

 A thief made a single charge on a stolen credit card for $35 in pizza, police said.
A thief made a single charge on a stolen credit card for $35 in pizza, police said.
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UPPER WEST SIDE — It must have been a helluva slice.

A daring thief snuck into a couple's West 84th Street apartment while they were sleeping to steal cash, goods and credit cards that he later used to buy $35 in pizza, police sources said. 

The husband, who was sleeping next to his wife in their apartment, awoke at 2 a.m. on Dec. 8 to find the burglar a few feet away from the couple's bed holding a flashlight, police said. 

The 53-year-old husband then jumped out of bed and chased the man out of the apartment, but lost sight of him in the building's stairwell after he escaped with loot from the couple's apartment, police said. 

When the husband returned to his apartment, he found that $2,200 in cash, an iPad, a Louis Vuitton wallet, credit cards and a debit card were taken from his kitchen counter, police said.

The husband later discovered an unauthorized use on one of the cards for $35 at a pizzeria, police said. 

The apartment does not have any fire escapes by the apartment's windows, the victim told police. He said he had left his door unlocked and typically does so because he lives in a building with a doorman, police said.

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