Thief in Wheelchair Arrested for Stealing Bags in Manhattan: Cops

Matias Moreno-Boza, 25, of Perth Amboy, N.J., was charged with four counts of grand larceny

Sunday, Sep 22, 2013  |  Updated 10:01 AM EDT
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Thief in Wheelchair Arrested for Stealing Bags

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Police arrested a man in a wheelchair who allegedly snatched bags from four women in Manhattan recently.

Matias Moreno-Boza, 25, of Perth Amboy, N.J., was charged with four counts of grand larceny for the thefts, according to officials.

Authorities said Moreno-Boza first grabbed a woman’s bag, which contained an iPad, wallet, necklace and cash, at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square on Aug. 19.

Then, on Aug. 30, Moreno-Boza allegedly grabbed a woman's purse, containing credit cards and cash, at Nobu Fifty Seven on West 57th Street. The woman told police she noticed it was missing after she hung it underneath the bar.

On Sept. 3, police said he stole another purse from Havana Central Restaurant, on West 46th Street. A woman told police that she put her purse down in an empty chair and went to dance. When she came back, the purse, which contained a wallet, credit cards and cash, was gone.

In the most recent theft, on Sept. 6, Moreno-Boza is believed to have stolen a pocketbook a woman placed behind her on a chair inside of the Chelsea restaurant Txilkito.

A lawyer for Moreno-Boza was not immediately available.

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