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Thief Picks Up Womans Dropped Wallet, Refuses to Return It

What to Know

  • A thief picked up a womans wallet and refused to return it after the woman dropped it while buying a MetroCard, the NYPD said

  • The woman was buying a MetroCard in the 231st Street subway station in Kingsbridge, in the Bronx, when she dropped the wallet

  • The wallet contained $100, police said. The thief fled the station with the wallet

A thief picked up a womans wallet and refused to return it after the woman dropped it while buying a MetroCard, the NYPD said.

The 68-year-old woman was buying a MetroCard in the mezzanine of the 231st Street subway station in Kingsbridge, in the Bronx, around 1:45 p.m. on Dec. 16 when she dropped her wallet, police said.

Another woman then picked up the wallet, which contained $100, but refused to return it to its owner, the NYPD said.

The thief fled the station with the wallet, according to the NYPD.

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Police are now searching for the thief, an approximately 50- to 60-year-old woman who was last seen wearing a tan jacket and green striped pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPDs Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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