Blind Woman Pickpocketed, Suspects Sought

Police are looking for two suspects accused of pickpocketing a blind 68-year-old woman at a Queens subway station

Wednesday, May 23, 2012  |  Updated 10:46 AM EDT
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Blind Woman Pickpocketed, Suspects Sought

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Latisha Richardson, left, and a male suspect in the grand larceny targeting a blind woman in a Queens subway station

Police are searching for a man and woman accused of pickpocketing a 68-year-old blind woman at a Queens subway station, then using her credit card at area businesses.

The woman was targeted on Monday, April 16 at the Queens Boulevard and 75 Avenue subway station in Forest Hills, police said. She was walking with her guide dog through the F-line subway station at about 6 p.m. when one of the suspects reached into her right dress pocket and took her wallet.

The suspects later used the victim's stolen credit card at area businesses, police said.

The female suspect is identified as 39-year-old Latisha Richardson. The male suspect is described as being in his 40s, about 5 feet 6 inches and 150 pounds. He was wearing a black t-shirt, a white jacket, a black baseball cap and was carrying a black backpack at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or at nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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