Police are looking for a suspect wanted for burglarizing two businesses on Amsterdam Avenue earlier this month.
The first incident took place Sunday, January 15 at about 5 p.m., when the man entered a salon at 528 Amsterdam Ave. (between 85th and 86th streets) by “unknown means.” He removed approximately $2,000 from a cash register before fleeing. There are several salons at this address.
Then, at about 3:50 a.m. on January 16, the same suspect forced open a side window at St. James Gate (441 Amsterdam Ave. at 81st Street) and removed about $600 from its cash register.
The NYPD has released the following surveillance video of the suspect.
Anyone with relevant information about the suspect 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.
Why do restaurants keep cash in easily opened registers over night? Don’t they know know about safes?
Why don’t they have steel barricades over windows and doors at night?
Why don’t they have more cameras and position them better?
Seems that many restaurants could do a lot more to prevent breakins.