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Police search for 'Hamilton' show pickpocket

The suspect allegedly preyed on fans waiting for autographs outside the Broadway theater.

New York City police say this woman swiped credit cards from fans of the Broadway NYPD

Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first secretary of the treasury, would not be pleased.

A pickpocket is preying on unsuspecting fans of the Broadway musical, "Hamilton," as they wait outside the stage door, hoping for an autograph.

The New York City Police Department is searching for the suspect, and has released photographs and a surveillance video of the woman they say is responsible for the thefts, which have taken place over the last several months.

Authorities say the suspect has used credit cards from those thefts to ring up $2,200 in purchases from stores like Macy's, Junior's Restaurant, Rite Aid, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and DSW shoe store.

The incidents were reported between May 25 and Nov. 6, as the fans waited outside the Richard Rodgers Theater on West 46th Street, following performances there.

The woman has black hair and glasses, and was last seen wearing a gray sweater, black pants and a gray scarf, police said.

Anyone with information should call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-8477. All calls are confidential.


 

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