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Police are asking for the public’s help finding the thief who stole hundreds of dollars worth of quarters from a man in a bizarre robbery in Sheepshead Bay on March 11.

Authorities say the 44-year-old victim was carrying box that contained $500 worth of quarters while he was walking on Kings Highway near E. 13th Street at 3:50 pm. Cops say the suspect approached the victim from behind, grabbed the box of change, and then fled.

There were no injuries, according to the police.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

Reach reporter Vanessa Ogle at vogle@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–4507. Follow her attwitter.com/oglevanessa.
Posted 12:00 am, April 3, 2015
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