CRIME STOPPERS

Shoe-Obsessed Thieves Target Sleeping Straphangers Along 7 Line: Cops

The pattern dates back to July 17, with the most recent theft happening on Sept. 20, police said; at least six incidents involving male subway riders on that same train line were reported within that span

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Police are looking for two men who allegedly stole wallets and phones from at least six sleeping straphangers along the No. 7 subway line in Queens and the Bronx over a two-month period, authorities said Friday.

The pattern dates back to July 17, with the most recent theft happening on Sept. 20, police said. In each case, male subway riders were either sleeping on a moving 7 train or on a station bench when their belongings were taken.

Police say the suspects used the victims' credit or debit cards to make unauthorized purchases totaling more than $1,000 at various Foot Locker and Jimmy Jazz stores located in the Bronx. No injuries were reported in any of the cases.

The NYPD released surveillance footage of the suspects (above). Anyone with information about them is asked to all Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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