The day before the landmark Waldorf-Astoria Hotel closed its doors for a three year-long renovation, someone stole a dedication plaque from the lobby.
The incident occurred last week, on February 28th, around 1:10 a.m. at the Park Avenue hotel. According to the NYPD, a man "removed the dedication plaque for the Waldorf Astoria Clock in the location's lobby." Investigators say he was in the company of two women, and the group left the scene after hailing a taxi.
According to the Post, "The World Fair Clock, crafted in 1893 and sold to the famous New York hotel in 1931, is the centerpiece of the national landmark lobby. Cops say that the plaque is valued at $100."
The NYPD has released images and video of the suspect, as well as the stolen plaque:
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.