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Cops seek man wanted for breaking into van, stealing cash, cards in Gravesend

Cops are looking for a suspect in a vehicle break-in in Gravesend.

According to authorities, on Weds., Jan. 9, sometime between 1 and 5 a.m., the suspect got into a van parked near Cropsey Avenue and Bay 40th Street. Once inside, he stole $200, five credit cards and a video camera. He then fled the scene on a bicycle in an unknown direction.

According to the police, the perp subsequently used the victim’s credit cards to buy four packs of cigarettes at a grocery store on the corner of West 10th Street and Avenue U at around 9:30 a.m.

Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male, 28 to 40 years old. He was last seen wearing black clothes.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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