Stolen Property from LES Restaurant Burglaries Last Week Revealed; Suspects Still Sought

Posted on: May 3rd, 2016 at 5:16 am by
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Last week, we were first to report that a number of restaurants on Broome Street were burglarized in an early-morning heist. Turns out the same suspects were behind more than just the handful of businesses near the corner of Ludlow Street.

A total of six establishments in Chinatown/Lower East Side were hit in April, but Erin McKenna’s Bakery (nee Babycakes) suffered the worst, with $1,600 in cash stolen from the premises.

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Below is a timeline of burglaries.

  • Suffolk Arms (269 East Houston) – 4:30 a.m. Sunday, April, 2. Suspects stole several bottles of alcohol and hand tools.
  • Dudley’s (85 Orchard) – 2:33 a.m. Tuesday, April 26. Suspects stole about $500 from the register.
  • New Shing Wang Restaurant (27 Eldridge) – 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. Suspects stole about $400, an iPhone, and an iPad.
  • Sing Fish Ball Restaurant (21 Eldridge) – 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. Suspects stole about $300.
  • Erin Mckenna’s Bakery (248 Broome) – 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. Suspects stole about $1,600 from a file cabinet.
  • Kottu House (250 Broome) – 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 27. Suspects stole about $50.

Police are still on the hunt for the suspects, who were all wearing black clothing. The 7th Precinct also released surveillance footage showing the men in the dark using their iPhone flashlights.

[h/t CBS News]

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