NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man accused of ripping off a woman during a blind date in Manhattan.

The 50-year-old victim told police the suspect, whom she met online, stole her wallet and iPhone after they met at a bar on the Lower East Side on March 9.

Police said when they parted ways at a subway station at Second Avenue and East Houston Street, the woman discovered the items missing.

The man, whose first name is possibly “Hayden,” is described as being 25- to 30-years-old.

Police said he is 6’1” tall and about 165 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

The public can also submit their tips on the Crimestoppers’ website and or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

Do you use online dating services? Do you generally trust the people you meet on them?

Comments (9)
  1. man from old ways says:

    these online dating shoud be stopped in a bar you and see the person and talk to befor you meet some rapest and crook ther was a show on court tv that had a man meet many women to rape them and rob them mat@h was the web site this site should be closed down you dont talk to anyone on line for any reason

  2. Mikeybklyn says:

    We need an anti-hoodie march now.

  3. hi says:

    i cant tell from the pic..but his complexionlooks white…sooo maybe he’s white…pffff HAHAHAH

  4. joe says:

    thats why u shouldnt date nigggggers

  5. Tom Tom says:

    Hope she got a free drink outta the deal…

  6. N says:

    Must have been a CL casual encounters. I don’t think there are many 25, 30 year old men that would really want something serious with a 50 year old woman. Other than money, and ipods.

    1. Peter says:

      and a booty call !!!

  7. diver says:

    So if you meet a stranger in a bar and this happens is it any better than meeting someone online?

    1. Genius says:

      This scenario just shows how dumb this burglar is.. random encounter at a bar leaves you more anonymous. Now he has a digital footprint that the police if they’re actually interested in the case can easily track back to him

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