Wanted: 3 women accused of using stolen credit cards in shopping sprees

October 14, 2018 - 12:51 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD is on the hunt for three women who have been pickpocketing transit riders and using their stolen credit cards to go on shopping sprees.

The suspects have been stealing wallets and credit cards from unsuspecting commuters on subways and MTA buses in Manhattan since July.

It’s unclear if the women were working together in the thefts.

The following incidents were reported to police:

July 24: A wallet was removed from a 36-year-old woman’s bag on board a northbound No. 4 train at around 7 p.m.

July 31: A wallet was stolen from a man on board a southbound 6 train approaching Astor Place at around 6 p.m.

Aug. 9: An individual noticed her wallet, containing multiple credit cards, was removed from her bag after exiting an MTA bus at 79th Street and Madison Avenue.

Sept. 22: A woman noticed her wallet was missing near the Fifth Avenue-59th Street Station. An unidentified female was later seen inside a Bloomingdale’s and charge $600 to the victim’s credit cards.

Sept. 24: A woman walking on Fifth Avenue noticed her wallet was missing. On that same day, someone attempted to use her credit cards.

Sept. 29: A 74-year-old woman had her wallet stolen from her purse on board a northbound No. 1 train approaching the 96th Street Station at around 4 p.m.

Two of the suspects were described as black women in their 50s, and the third was described as a black woman in her 20s or 30s, last seen wearing a pink track suit.