By Carol Tannenhauser
Two more local businesses have been added to the list of seven that were burglarized last week — and police have released a video of the suspect.
At approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, someone entered Chris Dasig Salon, at 528 Amsterdam Avenue (85-86), “by unknown means,” and took $20 from a drawer before fleeing. Owner Chris Dasig told the Rag that “the salon was closed at the time” and “I am very grateful that they didn’t vandalize it or steal any of my expensive tools.” Hours later, on Monday, January 16 at approximately 3:50 a.m., someone entered St. James Gate, at 441 Amsterdam (81), through a side window, and took $600 before fleeing.
No one was hurt in either incident. The police are calling it “a burglary pattern.”
Spiga To Go, Gazala’s, Blossom, Billy’s Bakery, Rosetta Bakery, Luke’s Lobster, and Joe Coffee — all in the same vicinity — were also burglarized during that timeframe. See details here.
Anyone with information in regard to these incidents 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.
Editor’s note: The police originally reported that $2,000 was stolen from Chris Dasig Salon, but the owner corrected them, saying the amount was $20. We have updated.