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NYPD Searches For Midtown Jewelry Store Robber

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Grand larceny suspect (credit: DCPI)

Grand larceny suspect (credit: DCPI)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in locating a Midtown grand larceny suspect.

Police say the suspect entered Astro Gallery of Gems at 185 Madison Avenue and removed a green Columbian emerald from a locked display case before fleeing the scene.

Police say the crime happened on Thursday, December 22 at around 11:40 a.m.

The suspect is described as a heavy set white man with a long white beard.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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