COUNCIL CHRONICLE – NYPD arrested a 14-year-old on Sunday after a subway surveillance camera caught him stealing from a blind man. According to the authorities, the boy, whose name was not revealed, told his victim that he’s a police officer.
Blind Man Said the Boy Removed $500 From His Credit Card
On Sunday, the authorities arrested a 14-year-old boy and charged him with impersonating a law enforcement officer and grand larceny. The child’s name was not disclosed as he may be trialed as a juvenile.
According to the authorities, on Monday afternoon, a surveillance camera at the 34th Street and Eighth Avenue subway station, captured the boy while he was talking to an elderly gentleman.
Minutes later, the boy helped the man pass through the turnstile. The victim later told the authorities that the individual claimed to be a law enforcement officer.
After helping the man, the teen unzips his backpack, carefully removing the wallet before disappearing.
Later that day, he would use the credit card to make a $500 purchase. To expedite the case, NYPD made the surveillance tape public.
Ironically, it was the boy’s mother who called the authorities. The woman told the emergency operator that the boy seen on tape was her son.
Law enforcement agents took the boy into custody and charged him with one count of grand larceny and one count of impersonating a police officer.
The 14-year-old boy’s case is very similar to that of Kevin King, the Clearwater teen who was turned in by Sandra Green, his mother. Just like the 14-year-old mom, Mrs. Green told her son to pack out his prison bag as soon as she saw the surveillance footage.
As for the victim, NYPD agents returned the wallet to the blind man. The boy’s name was not revealed for legal reasons.
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