Cops search for Queens handbag swipers
Cops are looking for two suspects accused of snatching handbags at least three times in Queens.
According to the NYPD, two female suspects have been entering businesses and swiping purses and wallets from female shoppers. Then, they use the credit cards immediately after during shopping binges at stores like Victoria’s Secret.
The first incident was Jan. 20 around 2:45 p.m., cops said. A victim’s wallet was stolen from her bag inside a beauty salon on Steinway Street, and her card was then used at Victoria’s Secret, Party City and Michael’s.
Then, on Feb. 26 around 6:45 p.m., another wallet was swiped from a shopping cart and was used to buy items at Victoria’s Secret and Sports Lane.
The third incident was Feb. 28 at 6 p.m., when a person’s handbag was swiped from an unattended shopping cart and used at McDonald’s and an electronics store.
Anyone with information should call 800-577-TIPS.