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Suspect stealing from customers at Manhattan businesses

April 22, 2014 6:29:35 PM PDT
Police are searching for a serial thief who has targeted patrons in at least seven businesses in Gramercy Park and Greenwich Village since February.

In most of the cases the man stole unattended items, including laptops and bags.

It's not clear if the man is armed.

The incidents are as follows:

1) On February 28th, the suspect entered Chipotle Restaurant, located at 55 East 8th Street and removed a 24 year old female's wallet.

2) On March 18th, he entered the Think Coffee Establishment located at 250 Mercer Street and removed a 28 year old male's unattended bag containing a laptop and electronic tablet.

3) On March 23rd, he entered the Starbucks located at 45 West 4th Street and removed a female's unattended laptop.

4) On April 5th, he entered the establishment, The Pit Stop, located at 123 East 24 Street and removed a 26 year old male's bag.

5) On April 7th, he entered Artichoke Pizza, located at 111 MacDougal Street and removed a female's bag containing a wallet and laptop.

6) On April 8th, he entered the NYU Campus located at 5 University Place and removed a 20 year old female's laptop.

7) On April 14th, he entered the Pot Belly Deli, located at 333 Park Avenue and removed a 22 year old female's back pack.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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