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Holy Hermes! Suspect Makes Off With Nearly $20k In Designer Bags

March 06, 2018 - 4:19 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD is asking the public for help in finding a high-end handbag thief.

In fact, the suspect has stolen roughly $20,000 worth of designer bags and jewelry over the past four months, according to police.

The first theft happened on December 29 at Stella McCartney, located at 929 Madison Ave. In this case, the suspect entered the store and asked to see items. While the store employee was waiting on other customers, he left the store with a purse and jewelry worth $1,500, police said.

The next theft happened at Bloomingdales at 1000 Thuird Avenue on Sunday, January 21. This time, the suspect entered the store and asked to see merchandise. While the store employee was waiting on other customers, he left the store with three bags worth $2,000, police said.

On Saturday, January 27, the suspect asked to see bags at Lanvin located at 849 Madison Ave. Again, while the store employee was waiting on
 other customers, he left with a bag worth $1,500, police said.

The next day, the suspect asked to see a bag at Jimmy Choo at 699 Madison Ave. While a worker was busy with other customers, the suspect left with a bag worth roughly $1,500, police said.

On the following Tuesday, the same suspect made off with another bag worth $3,000 at the same Jimmy Choo, police said. 

On Wednesday, Feb. 7, the suspect made off with a $4,000 bag at Hermes on 690 Madison Ave. 

And last but not least, police say the same guy stole a bag worth $6,000 from  Barneys at 660 Madison Ave on Feb. 18.

Police describe the suspect as an Hispanic male, age 25-30. He is 5' 5" and weighs 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing all dark clothing.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.