If you ride the subway frequently (The Juice did back in the day, before he discovered bicycling to work) you always see people nodding off. Chances are, though, that very few of them were toting this kind of merchandise. As reported by Brooklynpaper.com:
A crook stole a bookbag from a sleeping straphanger riding the D train near the Pacific Street subway station on Apr. 11, police said.
The man fell asleep at 3 am, and when he woke up, his bag — which contained a laptop, credit card, iPod, designer jacket, passport, and $200 in cash — was gone without a trace.