The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance identifying the male individual, depicted in the attached surveillance photographs and video clip, who is wanted for questioning in connection to a grand larceny, that occurred, in transit, within the confines of the 52nd Precinct / Transit District 11 in the Bronx.
Details are as follows.
It was reported to the police that on Thursday, January 07, 2021, at approximately 1435 hours, at the mezzanine level on the Jerome Avenue and East Fordham Road subway station 4 line, a 29-year-old male victim was attempting to purchase a MetroCard, but the vending machines were inoperable.
An unidentified male individual then offered to sell the victim a swipe for $2. The victim agreed and as he was being swiped through the turnstiles, the individual then removed the victim’s wallet from his pants pocket and fled to parts unknown.
The victim’s wallet contained a credit card and approximately $280.
There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.
The individual is described as a light-skinned adult male, approximately in his mid 20’s, 5’8″ tall, weighing 180 lbs.; with a medium build, facial hair, black hair, and last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, black pants and black sneakers.
Surveillance video clip and photographs of the suspects are attached and available at DCPI.
Anyone with information related 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 Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.