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Robber Tussles with 69-Year-Old Man on Forest Hills Subway Platform: NYPD

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | August 30, 2017 5:35pm
 Police are looking for a suspect who they said tussled with a 69-year-old man on a Forest Hills subway station before fleeing with his wallet last month.
Police are looking for a suspect who they said tussled with a 69-year-old man on a Forest Hills subway station before fleeing with his wallet last month.
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QUEENS — Police are looking for a suspect who they said tussled with an 69-year-old man on a Forest Hills subway platform before stealing his wallet last month, authorities said Wednesday.

The incident took place at the 67th Avenue subway station on July 9 at around 11:20 a.m., police said.

The suspect approached the straphanger, put his hand into the victim’s pocket and snatched his wallet containing multiple credit cards, officials said.

The two men struggled before the thief fled up the stairs towards the exit, but the victim was not injured, police said.

The suspect later used the victim’s credit cards to make multiple purchases at various stores in Manhattan, authorities said.

Source: NYPD

Police released surveillance camera footage of the suspect Wednesday after tracking his purchases for several weeks, authorities said.

The footage comes from a store in Manhattan where the suspect used one of the stolen credit cards.

Police could not say what the suspect purchased with the stolen cards nor why it took two months for the information about the robbery to be released to the public.

The suspect was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and dark-colored shorts, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).