Police are looking for a man who has been stealing necklaces that jewelry store clerks show him in downtown Manhattan. In one instance, he had an accomplice.
There have been three robberies. The first was on May 26th at 4:08 p.m., when the suspect visited Chain Corner at 72 Bowery: Police say he "asked the 54 year-old male employee to view a necklace. After the employee complied and presented the chain to the suspect he snatched it from the display tray and ran out of the store."
Then, on June 3rd, the suspect went to Sasha Jewelry at 213 Canal Street at 4:50 p.m.: According to the NYPD, "the suspect asked the 44 year-old male employee to view a necklace. When the employee placed the necklace on the display case the second suspect entered the store, snatched the necklace and ran out of the store."
The most recent robbery was on Saturday, June 11th, at 11:40 a.m., at Phoenix Fine Jewelry at 259 Canal Street. Police say "the suspect asked the 39 year-old female employee to view a necklace. When the employee placed the necklace on the display case the suspect snatched it from the counter and ran out of the store."
Investigators have released images of the main suspect, describing him as being 25 to 30 years old, 6' and 200 pounds, last seen wearing a white t-shirt. The other suspect is described as a black male, also 25 to 30 years old and last seen wearing a white baseball cap.
Anyone with information in regards 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. All calls are strictly confidential.