Police: Midtown thief nets thousands of dollars in luxury items

January 19, 2019 - 1:06 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – NYPD detectives are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a guy who has been ripping off posh clothing stores on Manhattan’s East Side.

The first robbery took place on Thanksgiving weekend, when the guy walked into a high-end store on 57th Street, grabbed a $5,000 handbag and took off, police say.

NYPD Midtown thief

He struck again on Jan. 12, when he allegedly hit a store on Madison Avenue, taking five jackets off a display rack and walking out of the store without paying for them.

Later that day, police say he stole two handbags and a coat from another nearby store on Madison Avenue. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.