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    Suspect allegedly stole from visually impaired man on NYC subway platform: police

    By Finn Hoogensen,

    25 days ago

    CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn (PIX11) – A suspect allegedly stole from a visually impaired man on a subway platform in New York City earlier this month, police said Wednesday.

    The incident happened at the Neptune Avenue subway station in Coney Island, Brooklyn, around 3:50 p.m. on June 7, according to the NYPD.

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    The suspect, who was standing on the subway platform holding a box of candy, allegedly approached the 58-year-old victim and stole his cellphone out of his pocket, police said. The suspect then fled out of the station, authorities said.

    The suspect is believed to be about 5 feet 5 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a red T-shirt, blue jeans, white sneakers and a black backpack, police said.

    The NYPD released surveillance images and video of the suspect, who hasn’t been caught.

    Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting , downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

    Finn Hoogensen is a digital journalist who has covered local news for more than five years. He has been with PIX11 News since 2022. See more of his work here .

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