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Cops Seek Thief Who Allegedly Lifted Woman's Wallet Aboard City Bus

By Aidan Gardiner | February 5, 2013 8:27am

FORDHAM — Cops are looking for a man they said stole a woman's wallet from her handbag while aboard a city bus in The Bronx last November.

The incident occurred aboard the BX42 bus near Webster Avenue and East Fordham Road about 3 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2012, according to NYPD.

The suspect snatched a woman's wallet from her handbag before calmly making his way to the back of the bus and getting off, cops said.

The thief is believed to be between 35- to 45-years-old, approximately 5-feet-11-inches tall, and weighing about 190 pounds, police said. At the time of the alleged theft, the man, who has a mustache, was wearing a dark brown Kangol hat, thick rimmed glasses, a hooded brown coat and a beige backpack, according to cops.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or to visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.