NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for a thief who stole more than $94,000 worth of jewelry from a handful of homes in Greenwich Village.
The man is suspected in six burglaries since January 20, police said.
Police said in the most recent incident on April 1, he entered an unlocked home near West 11th Street and Fifth Avenue between 1:30 and 3:45 a.m. while the homeowners were asleep inside. He allegedly stole a jewelry box and jewelry worth a total of $50,000 before taking off.
No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.
Police described the suspect as a black man, approximately 30 years old, 5 feet 8 to 10 inches tall, 180 pounds, with a tattoo on the back of his right hand with the letters “RIP.” He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black baseball hat.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit tips on the Crime Stoppers Website or by texting them to CRIMES (274637) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.