Suspect sought in string of hospital thefts

Cops are looking to locate and identify the man they say has robbed three hospitals – including Sunset Park’s Lutheran Medical Center – since the beginning of the year.

According to police, the suspect – described as a black man weighing anywhere from 200 to 300 pounds – first struck Saint Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan on Monday, January 26, swiping a 61-year-old man’s credit and debit cards from his office.

Images courtesy of the NYPD
Images courtesy of the NYPD

On Friday, April 24, the same suspect entered Mount Sinai Hospital at around noon and swiped a 35-year-old man’s credit card and gold ring from inside his hospital room.

He then, at around 2 p.m. on Friday, May 1, broke into Lutheran Medical Center, located at 150 55th Street, and swiped an electronic tablet from a 78-year-old man’s hospital room.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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