Cop Seek Some Busy Midtown Bandits


Police say these two men are responsible for 11 burglaries.

Police released images on Friday of two suspects wanted in connection with 11 burglaries on the Upper East Side since April. The duo mainly targeted restaurants, hitting everything from high-end places such as Casa Le Femme North and Arturo’s to a Ray Bari pizza joint. They also burgled a salon and jewelry store.

Their m.o. was generally the same: enter the establishment after hours and remove cash from the register, sometimes removing the entire cash register itself, police said.

The NYPD rundown only lists addresses so we looked up each place. The burglars have very catholic tastes:

4/12/07, 10:30 pm, Al-Baraka, a Turkish place on 154 E 55th Street

5/12/07, 10:00 pm, Yamaguchi 212, sushi on 212 E 52nd St

6/11/07, 11:30 pm, Sip Sak, another Turkish place on 928 2nd Avenue

6/24/07, 12:30 am, Da Antonio Ristorante on 157 E 55 Street

06/24/07, 3:30 am, Casa La Femme North on 1076 First Avenue

7/13/07, 10 pm, Gisu of Diba Beauty Salon –

07/17/07, 11 am, Ray Bari Pizza

7/17/07, 12:30 pm, Arturo’s on 1617 York Avenue

7/19/07, 10 am, Corrado Bakery on 960 Lexington Avenue

7/28/07, 7:30 pm, Orange 64 Inc a salon on 862 Lexington Avenue

07/30/07, 3:45, Siman Tu Jewelry Gallery on 860 Lexington Avenue

Cops says both suspects are about 5-foot-9 and in their 30s. Cops ask anyone with information to call 800-577-TIPS.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 10, 2007


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