A woman in TriBeCa in Manhattan was stopped by a man at around 10pm this weekend. The man asked the unnamed 44-year-old woman for a cigarette. DNA Info reports that she obliged, reaching into her purse to retrieve it. He then asked for her number, according to the NYPD. He got that too.
The woman told police that after giving the man her number, she began “to feel uncomfortable” and went into Macao Trading Co., a nearby hangout spot. The woman says she stayed there for a half hour before deciding it was safe to return to her apartment.
Upon arriving home, the woman realized that her wallet had gone missing from her purse. She soon discovered one of her Citibank cards had new charges in the amount of $209.81 on it.
Police say that, soon after, she received a call from the man who had approached her on the street. He said he had her wallet and asking for a reward for finding it, to which she responded, “No, you already made charges to my card.” At that point he hung up.
No arrests have been made.
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