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Crook sought for sneaking into Manhattan subway station newsstand and stealing cash

The suspect behind a recent robbery at a newsstand located within the West 4th Street subway station in Greenwich Village. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Cops are looking for a money-hungry thief who snuck into a newspaper stand inside a Manhattan subway station last week and stole dough.

Police released video on March 19 of the incident that took place at 5 a.m. on March 14 inside the West 4th Street train station in Greenwich Village.

The video shows the suspect outside the newsstand at first, perusing the selection of candy bars. Moments later, authorities said, the crook walked inside the newsstand and, while crouching down, stole $136 in cash from the register.

Law enforcement sources said the 49-year-old newsstand worker confronted the thief, who then pushed him in the chest and fled the scene.

Officers from the 6th Precinct and the NYPD Transit Bureau responded to the incident. The worker was not injured.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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