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Man Accused Of Stealing From Sleeping Teen On Subway

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Police are searching for a man they say may have stolen from a teenager who was sleeping on the subway in November.

The NYPD says the 18-year-old victim fell asleep while on a northbound number 4 train in the Bronx.

When he woke up, police say he noticed his cell phone and credit card were missing.

Investigators say a man captured in a surveillance photo used the stolen credit card to buy more than $500 worth of stolen merchandise from a Walgreens and Marshalls in the Fordham section.

The suspect is described as a black male, 50-60 years of age, dark complexion, last seen wearing an orange Kangol hat and a red leather jacket.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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