Cops hunt for thief who ripped off man sleeping outside his own home in Sunset Park

Cops are looking for a man that allegedly stole money and a phone from a man sleeping outside his home in Sunset Park.

According to authorities, on July 30 at around 5:08 a.m., the 19-year-old man was sleeping on the front steps of his home near Sixth Avenue and 56th Street when the suspect approached him, nabbed his iPhone and wallet with $400 inside it and fled the scene.

Police describe the suspect as an adult Black male, around 5’8”, 180 pounds with brown eyes, black hair and a full beard. When he was last seen, he was wearing black pants, a blue short-sleeved shirt, black sneakers and a light blue backpack. 

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, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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