Brazen thief cuts hole in sleeping man's pocket, robs him on New York subway

Brazen thief cuts hole in sleeping man's pocket, robs him on New York subway

A sleeping passenger on a New York City subway was robbed early Sunday when a thief cut a hole in his pocket and stole his cell phone and credit cards. Photo: Igor Ovsyannykov/Via Pixabay

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A brazen thief was caught on a security camera robbing a sleeping passenger on a New York City subway train early Sunday morning, according to news reports.

The robber cut a hole in the 28-year-old man's pants on a northbound L train and took his phone and credit cards, WABC-TV reported.

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He later used the cards on $68 worth of purchases.

Police are searching for the thief and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.