Package Thief Targets Same Building Twice

123 west 74th street lobby theft

The lobby of an Upper West Side building has been broken into and stolen from twice this month (Google Maps)

Earlier this month, a brazen thief targeted the same Upper West Side building just days apart – both times in broad daylight.

The man was captured by the building’s surveillance camera and police are hoping the public will be able to assist them in identifying and locating him.


Both burglaries took place at 123 West 74th Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues. Police tell ILTUWS he entered by using a credit card.

The first police report states that the suspect entered the nine-story co-op’s lobby on Sunday, July 2 at approximately 11:47 a.m. and removed a package which had a coat valued at $383.

The second incident took place on Wednesday, July 5 at approximately 2:12 p.m., when the man entered and stole another package. The contents of this one was unknown to police.

No injuries resulted from either incident.

The individual is described as a male with a light complexion, approximately 20 to 30-years old, with a medium build and facial hair. He was last seen wearing a black hat, glasses, a white t-shirt, khaki pants, and dark colored shoes. He was last seen carrying a multicolored recycling bag.

Anyone with relevant information 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 or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter.


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