"Well-Dressed" Burglar Breaking into Upper East Side Apartments, Businesses: Police

In one surveillance video, the suspect is seen wearing a dark overcoat, dark suit and gloves

By Katy Tur
|  Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012  |  Updated 10:09 AM EDT
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Police are searching for two different suspects in two different series of crimes, but say they're both well-dressed and are targeting upscale neighborhoods. Katy Tur reports.

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Police are searching for two different suspects in two different series of crimes, but say they're both well-dressed and are targeting upscale neighborhoods. Katy Tur reports.

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"Well-Dressed" Manhattan Burglar

NYPD has released this surveillance video of a suspect wanted in five burglaries in Manhattan between Feb. 6 and March 30. Anyone with information is asked to contact NYPD at 800-577-TIPS or at nypdcrimestoppers.com
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Police are searching for a "well-dressed" suspect wanted in a series of Manhattan burglaries between February and March.

In a surveillance video of one of the burglaries, the suspect is seen wearing a dark overcoat, dark suit and gloves.

Upper East Side resident Joe Puglies believed the suspect's style of dress helped him get away with so many break-ins in the area.

"He's got good shoes on, they're polished, he's got good pants, he's got a good jacket, he's got a great tie," said Puglies. "He's the real deal. No one's paying any attention."

Police said the suspect is wanted for the following burglaries or attempted burglaries:

- Between Monday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 11, when he entered an apartment through a balcony door on East 64th Street, and took various watches.

- Between Sunday, Feb. 19 and Tuesday, Feb. 27, when he entered an apartment on East 62nd Street, and ransacked the apartment but fled without taking anything.

- Between Sunday, Feb. 19 and Thursday, Feb. 23, when he entered an apartment on East 63rd Street through a living room window accessible from the roof, and took a laptop computer and jewelry.

- On Friday, Feb. 24, between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., when he pried open a roof access door to the Antonio Tincati clothing store at 20 East 63rd St.

- On Friday, March 30, between 7:40 p.m. and 9:20 p.m., when he entered an apartment on East 60th Street through a skylight, forced open an inside access door to the Carlos De La Puentas Antique store, and took a laptop, a camera, a leather bag and assorted jewelry.

Police also said Tuesday they were searching for a "well-dressed" groper who has struck at least four times in Manhattan.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or at nypdcrimestoppers.com. 

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