Cops searching for suspect in Flushing store thefts


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Photo courtesy of NYPD
Photo courtesy of NYPD

Police are looking for a man suspected in a string of thefts at Flushing stores this month, the NYPD said.

The suspect stole a wallet at a cabinet store on 33rd Avenue on the afternoon of Jan. 2, and another wallet, containing $3,000 in cash, at a beauty salon on Union Street the following morning, police said.

On Jan. 14, he allegedly stole a purse containing two iPhones from a Sanford Avenue store, according to cops. He then allegedly took another iPhone from a telecommunications store at 136-84 Roosevelt Ave. the next day.

Police have released a photo from the Jan. 15 theft. The suspect is described as approximately 30 years old and medium build with brown hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a black hat, black sneakers, blue jeans, and a black and gray North Face backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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