Man Steals Right-Foot Sneakers Off Women in the Subway: NYPD - NBC New York

Man Steals Right-Foot Sneakers Off Women in the Subway: NYPD

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    Subway Shoe Thief

    Police are looking for a suspect in a bizarre pair of shoe robberies on the subway in which a sneaker was stolen off each of the victim's right feet. (Published Friday, Oct. 10, 2014)

    Police are looking for a suspect in a bizarre pair of shoe robberies on the subway in which a sneaker was stolen off each victim's right foot.

    In the first case, the suspect walked up behind a woman walking up the stairs to the Q train at the West Eighth Street Station in Coney Island Sept. 11, took her right shoe -- a black Adidas sneaker -- and then ran away.

    On the morning of Oct. 2, at the same station, the suspect approached a woman going upstairs to the F train and took her right Nike sneaker, then fled.

    Coney Island resident Shirley Perry called the thefts "weird" and wondered about the robber's motive.

    "As women, we want to feel safe on the subway," she said.

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

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