Money grab: Cops search for pickpocket in Brighton Beach

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Cops are searching for a pickpocket who allegedly stole a 70-year-old woman’s wallet from a Brighton Beach grocery store on March 22.

The goon followed the victim into the store at 1029 Brighton Beach Ave. at approximately 3 p.m. before snatching the wallet from the senior’s purse and fleeing toward Brighton 12th Street. The perp made off with various credit cards and $110 in cash, according to police.

Cops described the baddie as an adult male in his 50s, standing approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall with a light skin complexion. He was last seen wearing a denim jacket, blue jeans, tan boots, and a light blue baseball cap, police said.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-8477. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at or by calling (718) 260–4577.
Updated 4:28 pm, March 29, 2019
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