Subway cops stop would-be robberies of sleeping straphangers
Transit cops stopped at least two would-be crooks trying to pickpocket sleeping straphangers over the weekend, police said.
An MTA employee allegedly watched a guy snag an iPhone from a 25-year-old's hands as he snoozed on a stationary E train at Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer stop early Saturday morning. The station cleaner and the suspect, Claudel Dor, got into a shouting match and when police intervened, they found the phone, and two bank cards and a student ID card taken from another male, officials said.
The unidentified 25-year-old slept through the entire incident, cops said, and was still on the train when it pulled away.
Transit cops on an uptown E train also busted Manuel Alduey, 50, after watching him snag a snoozing rider’s wallet and iPhone at 4:15 a.m. Saturday between W. 4th Street and 23rd Street, police said. The cops, who were sitting in the next car, arrested Alduey when he tried to get off at 23rd Street.