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.
Please help us ID this individual who is #WANTED (throughout Manhattan) in connection to BURGLARY. On April 21st, he broke into Marlow Bistro by cutting through the vinyl door and removed cash+tablets. Please call our Detective Squad at 212-678-1863 or contact NYPD Crimestoppers pic.twitter.com/SAzxCybAXV
— NYPD 24th Precinct (@NYPD24Pct) May 6, 2020
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.