A panhandler went on a Manhattan procuring frenzy after punching a subway rider within the face and stealing his pockets final week — racking up $750 on the sufferer’s bank cards, cops stated.
The 37-year-old sufferer had pulled out his pockets close to the turnstile on the 42 Road-Bryant Park subway station final Wednesday when the perp approached him and begged for a greenback.
The still-at-large suspect snatched the sufferer’s pockets, jumped over the turnstile and ran.
The sufferer chased after him however ended up being punched a number of occasions within the face by the perp, police stated.
The suspect set off his procuring spree after fleeing on a southbound D Prepare with the person’s pockets, which contained $81, his ID and financial institution playing cards.
An hour after the assault, the suspect was captured on surveillance video in a Journey’s retailer close to Union Sq. shopping for $556 price of clothes and footwear on the sufferer’s stolen playing cards, cops stated.
The next day, the thief went to a Footlocker retailer on thirty fourth Road the place he was caught on digital camera spending $158 on one of many stolen playing cards.
The NYPD has since launched the surveillance footage of the suspect in a bid to trace him down.
Cops stated the sufferer sustained a laceration to his nostril within the wake of the assault and was transported by EMS to Bellevue Hospital for therapy.