A serial thief is wanted by police for snatching the shoes of at least three women’s feet in a bizarre crime spree across New York, authorities said.
The shoe thief approached the women at random in the trio of attacks in Brooklyn and Queens dating back to January, police said.
He struck first on Jan. 24, when around 9 a.m. he followed a 24-year-old woman into an apartment building at 739 Utica Avenue in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, where he took off with his right shoe, cops said. .
On Feb. 9 at around 11 a.m., the thief stole a left Nike sneaker from a 24-year-old woman at the Grand Army subway station in Park Slope, Brooklyn, police said.
That victim told police at the time that the man pulled the $40 Nike running shoe right off his foot. She said there was no interaction with the suspect before he snagged the shoe.
After that robbery, the suspect fled into the station, jumped the turnstile and took off on a train, cops said.
Last week, May 24 at around 12:15 p.m., the suspect struck again when he grabbed a left shoe from a 24-year-old woman inside the Rego Center shopping mall at 96-05 Queens Boulevard in Rego Park, Queens.