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Man steals woman’s wallet at LIC Hotel, she chases him and gets it back



July 27, 2015 By Michael Florio

Police are searching for a man who attempted to steal a woman’s wallet in a LIC hotel.

On July 22nd, at about 10:30 am, the alleged perpetrator entered the Howard Johnson Hotel, located at 38-59 12th Street, and proceeded to the 10th floor.

The suspect then went into a storage closet and removed a wallet from the victim’s pocketbook, according to the NYPD.

The victim saw the man leave the closet and chased after him, catching up with him in the stairwell where she took her property back, police said.

There were no reported injuries.

Police released a photo of the suspect, who is wanted for attempted grand larceny within. The suspect is seen wearing a white tank top.

Police are asking for anyone with any information to call 1-800-577-TIPS.


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