Subway thief cut sleeping rider’s pocket, stole wallet: police

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MARBLE HILL, the Bronx — Authorities are looking for a subway thief who allegedly cut a sleeping rider's pants pocket and stole his wallet, police said Monday.

The incident happened on the No. 1 train at the West 225 Street and Broadway subway station at about 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Police say a 28-year-old victim was sleeping on the southbound train when he noticed that his pants pocket was cut and his wallet was gone.

The  wallet contained an undetermined amount of cash, a debit card and assorted credit cards, police said.

Police released surveillance video of John Calhoun, the man suspected of using the victim's debit card at a fast food restaurant.

Calhoun is described as being 26 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall and about 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a green winter cap, a black jacket and blue jeans.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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