Cops hunt Avenue X station subway bandit

The New York City Police Department is asking for help in identifying a man who robbed a sleeping man on a Brooklyn-bound F train and then tried to use the victim’s debit card to get cash from a nearby ATM.

Photo courtesy of the NYPDAccording to the police report, on Sunday, February 14 at the Avenue X subway station, the unknown perp stole the victim’s watch and wallet, the latter containing $40, while he slept on the train between 2 and 4 a.m. At 4:11 a.m., cops say, the thief attempted to use the filched debit card to withdraw money from an ATM at Astoria Federal Bank, 489 Neptune Avenue.


The suspect is described as a white man between 40 and 50 years old, approximately 5’8” and 200 pounds, and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, beige jacket, blue jeans and yellow work boots.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the 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, or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES,) then entering TIP577.

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