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NYPD looking for West Village sneaker snatcher

west village show snatcher Police are looking for a suspect who took shoes from women in the West Village.

F-train, Q-train, train riding women everywhere beware: there’s a guy out there who might take your shoes.


Police are looking for the sneaker snatcher suspect, described as a white male in his 30s, who has recently taken at least two shoes from women in the West Village.

On Sept. 11, police say the suspect removed the right shoe of a woman walking up the stairs to the Q train at West 8 Street. He fled the location with the black Adidas sneaker.

On Oct. 2, the same suspect is believed to have approached a woman walking to the F train at West 8th Street and removed her right Nike sneaker before fleeing.

The suspect faces grand larceny charges, according to the NYPD.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). Calls are confidential, and tips can also be submitted online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

 

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