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NYPD is appealing for Hell’s Kitchen locals to help identify a woman caught on camera breaking into a parked taxi cab on W37th Street last week.
The video released by police, which appears to be filmed on a phone, shows a woman in an orange wig wielding a cinder block to smash through the driver’s door window of the taxi.
The incident happened last Thursday, March 24 at around 10:15am on W37th Street between 9/10th Avenue, just down from Brooklyn Fare.
The video shows the woman walking up to the car with the block and smashing the taxi’s window. She then reaches in through the window before running off towards 10th Avenue, removing her wig along the way.
Police said the taxi driver ha stepped away from the car to go to the bathroom — and returned to find the window smashed and $40 in cash and an iPhone 8 stolen.