Burglar targets businesses on West Side

December 4, 2009 9:38:34 PM PST
A suspected serial burglar is targeting businesses on Manhattan's West Side. Police say the man has burglarized at least 7 businesses in the last two weeks.

During each heist, the suspect has broken into the businesses and taken off with cash and electronic equipment.

The burglaries started on Friday, November 20 at the Dovetail Restaurant at 103 West 77th Street.

The most recent happened on Wednesday, December 2 when the suspect broke into the Kidville Salon and Boutique at 466 Columbus Avenue around 12:40 a.m. Less than a half-hour later, the Capezio Boutique at 201 Amsterdam Avenue was hit.

The suspect is described as a 25-30 year old man, 5'10", weighing 165-210 lbs with dark colored hair. The suspect was last seen wearing a blue baseball style jacket, blue baseball cap, a light colored, hooded sweatshirt, and a gray 3/4 length coat with dark colored jeans and boots.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).