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Thief Uses Straphanger's Credit Card to Dine at IHOP, Police Say

 Police consider this man a suspect in the theft of a wallet and cellphone from a sleeping subway rider in Queens.
Police consider this man a suspect in the theft of a wallet and cellphone from a sleeping subway rider in Queens.
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NYPD

FLUSHING — A thief emptied a sleeping subway rider's pockets then used his credit card to buy a meal at IHOP, the NYPD said.

A 25-year-old man fell asleep on a Manhattan-bound 7 train at about 4 a.m. on July 17. When he woke up, he realized someone had taken his wallet and cellphone, police said.

Soon after the robbery, the suspect used the victim's Chase credit card at a Queens IHOP then used the victim's MetroCard at the 103rd Street subway station, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).