NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is searching for a woman in connection with a slew of “handle surfing” cases that resulted in grand larceny in Staten Island and Brooklyn.

Handle surfing is when a person walks by parked cars and checks the handles to see if the vehicle is unlocked.

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Authorities said once the woman found a car that was unlocked, she entered the vehicle and removed any valuables inside.

The woman is suspected in five cases between Jan. 14 and Feb. 9 in which pocketbooks containing bank cards and cash were removed as well as cell phones.

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Four of the incidents were on Staten Island, while one was in Brooklyn, police said.

Authorities released a photo of the woman in a CVS where they said she used a credit card stolen from the first incident.

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Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit a tip by logging onto Crime Stoppers website or text a tip to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.