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Police Searching For Suspect Who Stole Watch Worth Over $4,000

Police released surveillance images of a man suspected of fleeing a jewelry store with a stolen watch (credit: NYPD)

Police released surveillance images of a man suspected of fleeing a jewelry store with a stolen watch (credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for a suspect wanted for allegedly stealing a watch from a Midtown jewelry store on Saturday.

According to police, the suspect went into the Tourneau Watch store, 12 E. 57th St., just before 3 p.m. on Saturday. He allegedly asked the salesperson to see a Cartier Ballon Bleu watch.

The suspect tried on the pricey watch and then ran out of the store, police said. He was seen running eastbound onto East 56th Street toward Park Avenue, according to police.

Police released surveillance images of a man suspected of fleeing a jewelry store with a stolen watch (credit: NYPD)

Police released surveillance images of a man suspected of fleeing a jewelry store with a stolen watch (credit: NYPD)

The Ballon Bleu watch comes in a number of styles, but start at a price of $4,350, according to the Cartier website.

No one was injured in the incident.

Anyone with information in regards to this Grand Larceny is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.