MIDTOWN MANHATTAN (WABC) --Police are searching for a thief who has been targeting a line of pharmacies in Midtown Manhattan.
The suspect has targeted at least six Duane Reade stores since the start of the year, including three times at a store on Third Avenue and 44th Street.
He uses a shopping bag, police say, taking over the counter allergy medicines and personal items, then stuffs them into the shopping bag and walks out.
The suspect has stolen at least $15,000 worth of merchandise, according to police.
In at least one of the robberies, he had an accomplice who also took medications.
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 http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.