Jan. 3, 2019 By Meghan Sackman
Police are searching for a man who stole purses filled with cash and credit cards from employees at two Queens convenience stores, including a Forest Hills 7-Eleven, back in October.
The thief, according to a police report released earlier this week, entered the 7-Eleven at 107-40 Queens Blvd. on Oct. 19 at around 5:40 p.m., where he stole a purse belonging to a 52-year-old female employee.
The victim’s purse had $714 in cash, along with credit cards and a cell phone.
The employee’s credit cards were later found to have been used for unauthorized purchases totaling approximately $700 at various retail shops.
The thief then hit a convenience store at Jackson Heights on Oct. 27, where he stole a purse containing cash, cards, and more belonging to a 54-year-old female employee.
The victim’s credit cards were also used to make unauthorized purchases of approximately $200.
The suspect is identified as black, around 25 years old, 5 feet 10 inches, 180 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen wearing a green, white, and black hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)