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Man steals vehicle from woman as she feeds cats in Queens: cops

man steals car from woman feeding cats in queens: cops
Posted at 9:47 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 21:47:25-05

ASTORIA, Queens — Police are searching for a man who hopped into a woman’s sedan while she fed stray cats in Queens, according to the NYPD.

The 63-year-old woman left her keys in the ignition of her 1999 Volvo while she tended to the cats on 43rd Street, near 30th Avenue in Astoria, police said.

The suspect drove off with the vehicle and abandoned it in front of 41-16 Broadway, according to cops. He was then caught on surveillance video using the woman’s credit card to make a $25 purchase at a liquor store on Broadway, police said.

The incident happened around 10 p.m. on Jan. 16.

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