VIDEO: Man Cuts Victim’s Pants To Steal Credit Cards, Cell Phone

June 18, 2019 - 7:43 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Police are looking for a crafty thief who used an unusual pick-pocketing technique on the subway last week.

Authorities say that while the victim was sleeping on the L train, the suspect cut a hole into the victim’s pocket and stole credit cards and a cell phone.

The incident, which was captured on video, happened Wednesday, June 12 as the train approached the Atlantic Avenue station.

The suspect fled to another area of the train following the robbery. Two unauthorized transactions totaling $68 were made on the credit cards.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).