One of the suspects who stole a purse and cash from a woman in Rego Park on February 12. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)
Police are looking for two thieves who stole a designer handbag and $200 in cash from a woman in Rego Park last weekend.
According to police reports, a 31-year-old woman was walking on Queens Boulevard near 63rd Avenue just after midnight on February 12 when two men on a moped approached her from behind and forcibly took her Prada handbag from $500 and $200 cash from his hand. The thieves then reportedly fled northwest on Queens Boulevard.
No injuries were reported as a result of the theft, officers said.
The Rego Park thieves were later seen on surveillance video around 1:38 a.m. trying to use the victim’s credit card at a convenience store near Logan Street and Fulton Street in Brooklyn.
Police said the first suspect was last seen wearing a black jacket, black gloves and a black balaclava. The second suspect was last seen wearing a black jacket and a black balaclava.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are strictly confidential.