Bad Bus Trip for Two Women
there seems to be a man targeting older women along the m11 bus, stealing their wallets. on april 5 at 4:35 p.m., a 70-year-old woman was getting on the bus at west 93rd street and columbus avenue when a man offered to help swipe her metrocard. when the woman sat down with her purse open, the bad samaritan "hovered" over her, engaging in conversation, cops said. at west 79th street and columbus avenue, he abruptly fled out the rear exit. her wallet was gone and her credit card was used between 5:08 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. at a gas station at 2440 frederick douglass blvd. and west 131st street, and a duane reade. the card was denied at an mta vending machine.
two days later, on april 7 at 8:20 a.m., another 70-year-old woman boarded the m11 bus on the northeast corner of west 78th street and amsterdam avenue. as she was about to board, a man bumped into her and jostled her. on the bus, she realized her wallet was missing. police reported usage on her credit card and $300 missing from her wallet.
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