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2018-01-18 / Other News

Bed, Bath And Pickpocketed

By Jason Linetsky

Photo courtesy of the NYPD A shopping trip to the Gateway Mall in November ended with a visit by the police and a search for a thief who ran off with a woman’s wallet.

Police sources said the 67-year-old victim was inside the Bed, Bath and Beyond store, 459 Gateway Drive, on Sunday, November 26th around 6:30 p.m. when an unidentified black man approached her from behind and grabbed the wallet – containing credit cards and cash - from her purse. He ran out of the store and disappeared in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as approximately 50 to 55 years old. He was last seen wearing a tan colored hat, dark colored jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888- 57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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