Serial pickpocket thief caught on camera in Queens, New York

QUEENS, New York (WABC) -- The NYPD is searching for a man who has pickpocketed at least five people in Queens.

Police say the man spotlighted in recently released video can be seen lifting a wallet from an unsuspecting victim.

It was the fifth in a series of incidents dating back to December 2020.

All happened inside stores on Liberty Avenue in South Richmond Hill.

The suspect made off with a total of $1600 in cash, plus numerous ID and bank cards.

Police are asking for the public's help tracking him down.

Call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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