Updated 02/19/2012 06:24 PM
Transit Officers Catch Alleged Subway Pickpocket In The Act
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Two transit offers were on the right train at the right time on Saturday and ended up catching an alleged pickpocket in action.
Police say the officers were patrolling a Queens-bound E train early Saturday morning in Manhattan, when 50-year old Manuel Alduey got on an adjoining car at West 4th Street and sat next to a sleeping passenger.
Investigators say the officers saw Alduey take the sleeping victim's wallet and iPhone before getting off at West 23rd Street.
The officers followed and arrested Alduey.
Alduey is being charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.
Another Alleged iPhone Thief Stopped In Jamaica
Police say an observant MTA worker helped transit officers recover an iPhone that was stolen from another dozing subway rider in Queens.
Investigators say an MTA employee saw 32-year-old Claudel Dor take a phone from the victim's hand while he was sleeping at the Parsons Boulevard/Archer Avenue station in Jamaica early Saturday morning.
The MTA worker told officers and pointed out Dor on the platform.
Officers arrested Dor and found on him two bank cards and a student ID of another man, along with the phone.
Dor faces charges of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.