Police are searching for a man with a large forearm tattoo who is suspected of stealing an iPad, a briefcase, and sneakers from Paul Manafort's banker's midtown Manhattan apartment and also burglarizing another nearby home.
Police revealed that the two incidents took place over the span of a few hours on August 27th and August 28th. The first burglary occurred around 10 p.m. on Monday, at an apartment building near West 56th Street and 8th Avenue, where investigators say he entered a 38-year-old man's fourth floor apartment through an unlocked door. He stole a skateboard, cellphone, and laptop but was then was confronted by residents of the building, police say, before being chased out of the building.
The suspect fled toward 55th Street and 7th Avenue with the items, which were valued at $2,950.
Later, at approximately 1:30 a.m., the suspect entered the apartment of David Fallarino, who handled former Trump campaign chairman Manafort's loans, near West 58th Street and 7th Avenue. According to the NYPD, Fallarino was asleep at the time but heard his front door slam—and then noticed his terrace door was open—and discovered his briefcase, iPad, and a pair of sneakers—valued at $2050—were taken.
Fallarino's eight-months pregnant wife was also in the apartment at the time, and he told the Post that she's very "scared."
The Post also reports that the suspect "forced open a ground-floor door at the former Park Savoy Hotel on West 58th Street around 1:30 a.m., building workers said. He made his way to the roof of the building...and scaled a barbed wire-lined fence onto the adjoining building, where he let himself into David Fallarino’s penthouse."
The suspect is described as having a shaved head and a tattoo on his right forearm, and was last seen wearing a dark colored T-shirt, black shorts, and black and white sneakers. Surveillance footage from the second incident was released by police, in hopes the public can identify the suspect:
Anyone with information in regard to these incidents 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.