Restaurant break-ins and cashmere sweater thefts occur in Midtown: Cops

This man is wanted for three alleged burglaries at Midtown restaurants. (Courtesy NYPD)

Burglaries and broken glass at three restaurants

A man is wanted in connection with three burglaries at Midtown restaurants, police said. All three occurred on Thursday, Nov. 21, and involved the man allegedly breaking the front door glass of each establishment. Around 1 a.m., at Vino Tapas at 201 E. 31 St., the thief allegedly took about $700 from the cash register. Then around 11:46, he allegedly broke the glass at Café Delectica, at 564 Third Ave., tripping the alarm. He fled before entering that location. The third incident was just minutes later, around 11:53 p.m., when he allegedly entered Nirvana Restaurant at 346 Lexington Ave. and stole the cash register which contained $150, according to police.

Cashmere sweater haul from Brooks Brothers

The alleged Brooks Brothers thief. (Courtesy NYPD)

A man stole several pieces of clothing from Brooks Brothers, at 346 Madison Ave., according to police. On Friday, Nov. 8, around 11:30 a.m., a man entered the store and allegedly removed nine cashmere sweaters from a rack and put them in a bag, officials said. The man then fled in an unknown direction with the merchandise, valued around $3,000.

Group robs woman at Pier 84

A woman was robbed by a group of men on bicycles in front of Pier 84, at 555 12th Ave., according to police. On Friday, Nov. 15, around 6 p.m., six males on bicycles surrounded a 41-year-old woman, officials said. One of the men allegedly displayed a handgun and demanded her property. The woman complied, officials said, and the group fled uptown on 12th Avenue on their bikes. Items in the purse included $60 in cash, the woman’s cellphone and three credit cards. An investigation found that later that evening, between 6:43 and 8:43 p.m., two of the males in the group allegedly used the victim’s credit cards to buy over $640 worth of merchandise at three CVS pharmacies and a smoke shop, according to police.

— Gabe Herman

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