Pirate robs straphanger on the R train

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72nd Precinct

Sunset Park–Windsor Terrace

Off the Chain

A pilferer robbed a straphanger at 36th Street subway station on Oct. 10.

The victim told police that the thief snatched her necklace and ran off the R train at the station near Fourth Avenue at around 8 pm.

Trick Card

Police arrested a man for allegedly selling MetroCard swipes using a fraudulent card at the 50th Street station on Oct. 14.

The suspect allegedly had multiple cards that were manipulated to open the turnstiles without paying the fare near 12th Avenue at around 9 pm.

Police arrested the man on scene, according to police reports.

Sticky Fingers

A lout robbed a woman at the 45th Street train station on Oct. 13.

The victim told police that the filcher grabbed the woman and stole her wallet while the train pulled into the station near Fourth Avenue.

The victim ran off the train, while the raider stayed aboard, according to police reports.

Grand Theft Auto

A pirate stole a car on Prospect Park West on Oct. 11.

The victim told cops he left his Chrysler Town and Country near 19th Street at around 11 pm, but it was gone when he returned in the morning.

— Ben Verde

Posted 12:00 am, October 16, 2019
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