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Police searching for Sheepshead Bay purse snatcher

The NYPD is looking for a man accused of snatching a purse from an unaware woman at a café in Sheepshead Bay.

According to police, the perp stole the 31-year-old woman’s purse at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Monday, January 11 from within Masal Café, located at 1901 Emmons Avenue, and left.

Photo courtesy of the NYPD
Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Later that day, the man used the victim’s credit card to purchase two packs of cigarettes from a grocery store located at 1500 Sheepshead Bay Road.

The suspect is described as a white male, 30 to 40 years old, 5’7″-5’9″, and between 160-190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweater, blue jeans and black and white sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding the theft is asked to called NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

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