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Man falls asleep on 7 train, thief steals his wallet and cellphone, police say

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March 2, 2016 Staff Report

Police are searching for a man who allegedly swiped a straphanger’s wallet while the victim was sleeping on the 7-train.

The victim, a 27-year-old man, boarded the 7-train at the 90th Street – Elmhurst Ave station on Feb. 21 at around 4:40 am. He fell asleep and then woke up at the Court Square Station and discovered that his Samsung cell phone and wallet containing ID and a credit card were missing, according to the NYPD.

Later that day, around 2 pm, the suspect was seen in surveillance video purchasing Nike Air Jordan sneakers with the credit card at K Sports, located at 83-21 Roosevelt Ave in Jackson Heights, according to police.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

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Safety Mom

Please, everyone, if you see something, say something! Keeping our neighborhood safe if everyone’s job. God forbid this person were to attack schoolchildren on the subway. Let’s hope the police catch this man.

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Peter

Perpetrators like these are referred to as ‘lushworkers’. Armed with their work tool (a razor blade to facilitate item removal from clothing) they prey on the intoxicated passenger who’s out cold in the am hours. If you start looking at passengers on occasion you’ll see someone with their front pants pocket stitched up along the bottom, sign of a prior victim. Been going on forever, nothing new.

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von

How hard is it to stay awake on the train . Now there having cops waste time and tax payers money , to wake up these people

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