NYPD on Hunt for Restaurant Wallet Snatchers

On Wednesday, Feb. 15 at about 8:30 p.m., a 31-year-old female was dining at Felice at 240 Columbus Avenue (at West 71st Street). Police say that “While her purse was off her person but in close vicinity to her, two unknown individuals were able to successfully remove her wallet from within her purse.”

The suspects fled the scene and used the victim’s credit card to buy $1,524 worth of merchandise from the Apple store at 767 Fifth Avenue (at 59th Street). The suspects are wanted for grand larceny, as the value of the stolen property exceeds $1,000.

Anyone with relevant 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). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter.


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