Burglar Targets Restaurants, Including on the UWS

A burglar has hit restaurants across the city in the past couple of weeks, often cutting vinyl or smashing glass at the entrances to gain access, police say.

On April 21, the person is suspected of cutting the vinyl at the entrance to Marlow Bistro at 1018 Amsterdam Avenue (110th) to gain access, before stealing 2 iPads and $500 in cash.

A video of the incident is below.

Police say the crime spree is extensive and spans multiple precincts.

“It was reported to police that between Tuesday, April 21, 2020 and Monday, May 4th, the unidentified male gained entry into 18 commercial establishments (restaurants/bars) by cutting through the vinyl door entrances or damaging glass front doors. Once inside, he removes property from within the locations. The subject has stolen approximately $30,000 in cash, liquor and electronics.”

Police released the image below of the suspect.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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    1. Marci says:

      We walked by Fiorello’s last Saturday and two cops were guarding the door because they’d been robbed, the burglars breaking the wooden front door.