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Thief Steals More Than $9K in Designer Handbags From Long Island City Building: NYPD

47-09 30th St, via Google Maps. Suspect image via DCPI

Dec. 28, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

Police are searching for a man who tore through a sheet rock wall in a Long Island City building earlier this week to steal more than $9,000 in designer handbags.

The thief broke through the wall of a business on the fourth-floor at 47-09 30th St., a building home to several light manufacturing and industrial businesses and just blocks from LaGuardia Community College, at around 8:15 p.m. on Dec. 26, police said.

It is unclear what tools, if any, the thief used to break through the wall.

He then stole approximately 20 bags from the office, according to an NYPD spokesperson, totaling $9,450.

The thief fled on foot from the building in an unknown direction.

The suspect was last seen wearing a black jacket, a red shirt, black pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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Gardens Watcher

Bright red shirt, no hat to cover his bald head, and then he looks straight into the security camera. Surprised he didn’t wave!


that’s an average of $472 per bag. anyone spending that much on a sack of leather should have been smart enough to lock it in a drawer or not have wasted so much money in the first place.


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