NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man allegedly made off with a stranger’s wallet in Brooklyn after trying to convince the woman they knew each other.

The incident happened near Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street in Park Slope on Nov. 1.

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Police say a man approached a 78-year-old woman and gave her a hug, telling her that he knew her.

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When the woman asked how they knew each other, the man took off down Fifth Avenue.

Later, when the woman went to an ATM, she realized her wallet was missing.

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Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at