Suffolk County detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man accused of stealing a wallet from a Long Island Railroad passenger and then using the victim’s credit cards at a local store, Suffolk Crime Stoppers said in a Monday crime alert.
Police said the initial theft occurred on March 8 around 7 p.m., when a male victim was riding the Long Island Railroad from Northport. Sometime during his trip from Northport to Jamaica, police believe the man’s wallet was stolen.
A debit card, which was inside the victim’s wallet at the time of theft, was used by an unknown man at a CVS store located at 89 Broadway in Greenlaw. Police said the man used the stolen debit card to purchase a carton of cigarettes. Police are now seeking to identify that man and released surveillance video images on Monday in an effort to solicit assistance from the public.
Detectives described the suspect as “an older white male.” He was last seen wearing a black jacket, baseball cap and white sneakers. No further description was provided by police.
Investigators ask anyone with information about the crime to call Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.