One man is wanted for lifting almost $10,000 in jewelry from two Bushwick jewelry stores late last year, police announced.
According to authorities, the suspect — identified as a male Hispanic, approximately 35-years-old, standing between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall — entered a jewelry store located at 181 Knickerbocker Avenue where he asked the clerk to try on a yellow gold Cuban chain necklace, at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
The suspect put the necklace on and fled on foot without paying for the item, valued at $5,375.
In the second incident, police stated that the suspect entered a jewelry store located at 459 Knickerbocker Avenue and asked the clerk to try on a yellow gold Cuban chain necklace and bracelet on December 31 at approximately 10:20 a.m. When the suspect had both items, once again took off on foot without paying for the items valued at approximately $4,500.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.