BROOKLYN BRIDGE — An allegedly stealthy subway robber was nabbed by Manhattan transit police before he made off with a passenger's belongings on Saturday, the NYPD said.
The NYPD cops arrested William Latimore, 36, of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, after watching him allegedly scope out a sleeping passenger on a northbound 6 train at 3:33 a.m., then take off with the victim's bag and attempt to transfer trains, police said.
Latimore boarded the train at the Brooklyn Bridge station, where Sergeant Raymond Sanchez, a transit officer patrolling the station in plain clothes along with three other officers, allegedly saw Latimore board the 6 train, and hover over a sleeping 24-year-old male rider.
Sanchez then allegedly saw Latimore grab the passenger's bag, and tear across the platform to hop on a northbound 4 express train, the NYPD said. The officers tailed him, and were allegedly able to recover the bag and other property, which included the victim's credit cards.
Latimore was taken into custody and charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, police said.