Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify the location of the subway station.
CHINATOWN, Manhattan (PIX11) — A man is missing $150,000 worth of jewelry after thieves switched his backpack while he retrieved his MetroCard from his wallet at the Canal Street and Broadway Station, according to police.
The man, 52, told police he placed his backpack on the ground at the station around 2 p.m. on Nov. 28. Police said an unknown woman told the man he had dropped money. When he reached down to pick up the money, he noticed his bag had been switched and everything in it was gone.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.