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Two women swiped wallets from Woodside shoppers: NYPD

Police released images of the two female suspects wanted in connection to three grand larcenies. Images courtesy NYPD
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ASTORIA — The NYPD was looking for the public’s help in finding two women wanted in connection to three thefts, police said.

According to the NYPD, two women entered stores and took unattended wallets from other female shoppers. Afterward, the female suspects removed credit cards and used them at area clothing stores, police said.

The first incident took place Jan. 20 around 2:45 p.m. inside Shine Beauty Salon, at 30-61 Steinway St., police said. The victim’s credit card was then used to make purchases at Victoria’s Secret, Party City and Michaels, the NYPD said.

Police said the second incident took place Feb. 26 around 6:45 p.m. when a woman’s wallet was stolen from her handbag at Marshalls, at 48-18 Northern Blvd. The card was later used at a Victoria’s Secret and Sports Lane, the NYPD said.

The third incident, according to police, was on Feb. 28 when a woman’s wallet was swiped from the same Marshalls and used at a nearby McDonald’s and CEX Electronics store.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public could also submit their tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at or by sending tips via text message to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

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