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Police: Suspects Stole Blind Woman’s Wallet In Queens Before Using Her Credit Cards

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Police arrested suspect Latisha Richardson (L) on Wednesday. They are still looking for a second suspect (R). (credit: DCPI)

Police arrested suspect Latisha Richardson (L) on Wednesday. They are still looking for a second suspect (R). (credit: DCPI)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a pair of suspects still at large in a brazen Queens theft.

A 68-year-old blind woman was walking with her guide dog through the F line train station at the corner of Queens Boulevard and 75th Avenue around 6 p.m. on April 16 when one of the suspects reached into her dress pocket and took her wallet, authorities said.

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The suspects later used the victim’s credit cards at stores in the area, police said.

Authorities believe a total of three individuals were involved in the theft and use of the cards, including 45-year-old Michael Peoples, who is in custody and has been charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

Police are still looking for Latisha Richardson, 39, who is described as 5-foot-6 and 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

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Police released a 2nd photo of the male suspect still at large. (credit: DCPI)

The second suspect being sought is a black male in his 40’s, described as 5-foot-6 and 150 pounds. He was seen wearing a black t-shirt, white jacket, black baseball cap and see carrying a black backpack.

Anyone with information in regards to this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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