A pair of burglars struck the Indonesian Consulate in Manhattan early yesterday morning, taking advantage on an unlocked door. The NYPD has now released surveillance footage of the suspects, who stole a seemingly random array of items.
Police say that at around 1 a.m. on August 22nd, a man and a woman snuck into the consulate, located at 5 East 68th Street, through an unlocked side door. While inside, they allegedly took "a case of Vodka, a Samsung tablet, a suitcase full of clothing and keys to a van. The suspects used the van keys to drive off in a 2004 tan colored Honda Odyssey."
The male suspect is described as being 18-25 years old, last seen wearing gray sweatpants and dark colored sandals (he appears to have a black shirt on his shoulder), and the female suspect is described as being 18-25 years old, with black hair, last seen wearing a black and white striped tank top, dark colored pants and white sneakers. Here's surveillance footage from inside the consulate:
The acting Consul General told the Daily News, "I’ve been here about three years, and nothing like this has happened. It’s random. I feel very surprised and disturbed."
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 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 strictly confidential.