Sleeping Subway Riders Pickpocketed in Manhattan, Brooklyn: Police

Police are searching for two thieves in two separate cases

Friday, Dec 27, 2013  |  Updated 9:50 PM EDT
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Sleeping Subway Riders Pickpocketed: NYPD

Left: Suspect in Q train grand larceny in Brooklyn; right: suspect in 4 train grand larceny in Manhattan

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Police are looking for thieves who targeted sleeping passengers on the subway in two separate instances.

On the morning of Dec. 8, a man sleeping on the Q train in Brooklyn awoke to discover his wallet missing as the train approached Neck Road subway station, police say. The thief used the victim's credit card at a Dunkin Donuts on Brighton Beach Avenue and a Stop & Shop supermarket on Avenue Y.

On Dec. 11, a man asleep on the 4 train awoke at about 1:30 a.m. to find his bag missing as the train approached Borough Hall station. His credit card was later used at a Duane Reade and a 7-Eleven in Brooklyn. 

Police have released surveillance photos of the suspects in each case; at left is the suspect is

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