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.
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.