WANTED: Grand Larceny Pattern (Manhattan)

619-16 MS GL SQD Pattern 30 PhotoThe New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the unknown male seen in the attached surveillance photos in connection with a pattern of six Grand Larcenies within the confines of the Midtown South, 17th and Midtown North Precincts. Details are as follows:

Incident #1: On Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 9:28 a.m. at a Duane Reade located at 22 West 48th Street, in the confines of the Midtown North Precinct, it was reported to police that an unknown male removed $199 in over-the-counter medications from the shelves, placed them into a bag and left the store without paying.

Incident #2: On Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 10:08 a.m. at a Duane Reade located at 711 3rd Avenue, in the confines of 17th Precinct, it was reported to police that an unknown male removed a quantity of over-the-counter allergy medications from the shelves, placed them into a bag and left the store without paying. The unknown male returned, removed additional over-the-counter allergy medications from the shelves, placed them into a bag and left the store without paying. The total value of the stolen medication is $5,350.

Incident #3: On Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 10:20 a.m. at a Duane Reade located at 1370 Avenue of the Americas, in the confines of the Midtown North Precinct, it was reported to police that an unknown male removed $2,647 in over-the-counter medications from the shelves, placed them into two bags and left the store without paying.

Incident #4: On Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10:55 p.m. at a Duane Reade located at 711 3rd Avenue, in the confines of 17th Precinct, it was reported to police that an unknown male removed $2,651 in over-the-counter medications and personal care products from the shelves and left the store without paying. A second unknown male acted as a lookout.

Incident #5: On Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 9:35 a.m. at a Duane Reade at 1350 Broadway in the confines of the Midtown South Precinct, it was reported to police that two unknown males entered the location. One removed $1,725 in over-the-counter medications from the shelves, placed them into a bag and left without paying. The second unknown male removed $1,261 in over-the-counter medications from the shelves, placed them into a bag and left without paying.

Incident #6: On Monday, February 1, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at a Duane Reade located at 711 3rd Avenue, in the confines of 17th Precinct, it was reported to police that an unknown male removed $1,572 in over-the-counter allergy medications from the shelves and left the store without paying.

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.