NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching early Saturday for two suspects in a string of thefts in two restaurants and on a subway train in Midtown.
The suspects stole wallets and purses in late March and early April, police said.
• Around 3:15 p.m. Thursday, March 31, a 78-year-old man was eating inside the Playwright Celtic Pub, at 732 Eighth Ave. at 46th Street with his coat hanging over the chair, police said. Two suspects passed his chair and took his wallet from his coat pocket, police said. The suspect was later informed by his bank about an unauthorized transaction made at a Levi’s clothing store.
• At 3:08 p.m. Sunday, April 10, a 34-year-old woman was in the Pennsy Eatery at 2 Pennsylvania Plaza adjacent to Penn Station, when a suspect took her purse from the back of her chair, police said. The suspects ran off, police said.
• Around 5:05 p.m. Sunday, April 10, a 27-year-old woman was on a northbound No. 3 train when she was bumped several times while getting off at the Times Square-42nd Street station, police said. Upon exiting, she saw her bag had been unsnapped and her wallet was gone.
Police released surveillance photos from the Playwright Celtic Pub incident.
The first suspect was described as a white male about 20 years old, standing 5 feet 9 inches tall with black hair and a medium complexion. He was last seen wearing a black tank top.
The second suspect was described as a white male also about 20 years old, standing about 4 feet 9 inches tall with a medium complexion.
Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS or (888) 57-PISTA for Spanish, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.