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Woman’s pocketbook stolen in Astoria eatery: Police

Police released an image of a woman suspected of stealing a woman's handbag and then going shopping in Brooklyn. Image courtesy NYPD
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ASTORIA — Police have released footage of a woman wanted in connection with a pocketbook theft inside a Steinway Street fast food restaurant, according to the NYPD.

A woman patronizing an Astoria McDonald’s, at 31-67 Steinway St., noticed that her handbag was missing at around 5 p.m. Feb. 3, according to the NYPD. She had placed the handbag on the back of her chair.

The woman’s credit card was later used inside a Brooklyn shopping center, according to police, who released surveillance footage showing the suspect.

Those with information should contact NYPD’s Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting its website at or texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

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