Police Searching For Burglary Suspect Who Hit 6 West Village Businesses
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police have released surveillance video of a man they say is wanted in connection to six burglaries.
The burglaries all happened during off hours at restaurants and a clothing store in the West Village since Nov. 12, according to police.
The man used a brick to break the front glass doors to gain access to all six businesses, police said.
Watch Surveillance Video:
The burglar struck the following businesses:
• Grand Sichuan Restaurant, 15 Seventh Ave. South, where he took cash from the register and a container, and a laptop computer, at 9 a.m. Nov. 12;
• Barrio Restaurant, 47 8th Ave., where he took cash from the register at 12:53 a.m. Nov. 20;
• Saturdays Surf NYC clothing store, 17 Perry St., where he took cash at 1 a.m. Nov. 20;
• Leyla Restaurant, 84 Seventh Ave. South, where he took cash at 1:25 a.m. Nov. 20;
• Moustache Restaurant, 90 Bedford St., where he took cash at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 25;
• Diablo Royale Restaurant, 189 W. 10th St., where he took cash and three iPods at 1:25 a.m. Nov. 28.
The suspect has been described as a black man between 28 and 35 years old and 225 to 275 pounds with a large build. He was last seen wearing light-colored clothing and was carrying a book bag.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents 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 kept strictly confidential.