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Police: Man Burglarized 2 High-End Madison Avenue Boutiques In 15 Minutes

A surveillance image of a suspect in two burglaries of high-end Madison Avenue boutiques early on Saturday, July 12. (Credit: NYPD)

A surveillance image of a suspect in two burglaries of high-end Madison Avenue boutiques early on Saturday, July 12. (Credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Saturday were asking the public for help in finding a burglar who struck two high-end boutiques on the Upper East Side.

The thief first struck around 12:10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Roberto Cavalli store at 711 Madison Ave., police said. The suspect walked in through a side door and took $270 from the cash register, police said.

The thief struck a second time just 15 minutes later at the Berluti men’s shoe and boot store at 677 Madison Ave., police said. He took $20 from a cash register and leather merchandise from the store, police said.

In the second incident, the suspect forced a door open, police said.

Police have released surveillance photos of the suspect.

A surveillance image of a suspect in two burglaries of high-end Madison Avenue boutiques early on Saturday, July 12. (Credit: NYPD)

A surveillance image of a suspect in two burglaries of high-end Madison Avenue boutiques early on Saturday, July 12. (Credit: NYPD)

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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