Cops: Man stole $24k worth of sunglasses from Manhattan stores

September 12, 2018 - 8:13 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police are looking for a man accused of stealing over $24,000 worth of designer sunglasses from multiple stores in Manhattan.

In the first incident, which happened on Sunday, June 24, at a Sunglass Hut in SoHo, police said the individual approached a 20-year-old employee, stated he had a gun and swiped $14,000 worth of sunglasses before fleeing.

One month later, the suspect attempted to rob a Solstice Sunglasses in Midtown by threatening employees with a razor blade, according to cops. He did not remove any property and took fled on foot.

Police said the most recent incident happened on Monday, Sept. 3 at a Sunglass Hut located at 1023 Third Avenue. The suspect threatened an employee with a box cutter and told him not to move while he loaded two plastic bags with $10,000 worth of glasses.

No injuries were reported and the suspect was last seen running into a Third Avenue subway station, where he boarded a Queens-bound N train.

The suspect is described as 20-years-old, 6-foot-2, 225 lbs. with a medium build, dark complexion and close-cut, black hair.

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.

All calls are strictly confidential.