August 9, by Nathaly Pesantez
Police are looking to identify a group of four men in connection to four robberies that took place over a two-week period in Williamsburg.
A 53-year-old woman was the first victim in the pattern when a group of unidentified men stole her wallet while she was inside Juliette, a restaurant on 135 North 5th Street, at approximately 10:00 a.m. on June 26.
On the same day at 11:30 a.m., an unidentified person went inside IGWT NYC, a clothing store at 129 Bedford Avenue, and stole a 37-year-old female employee’s purse, which had her wallet and credit cards inside it.
Four days later at approximately 5:00 p.m. on June 30, an unidentified group went inside Maje Williamsburg, a clothing store on 65 North 6th Street, and stole a wallet with credit cards from the purse of a 20-year-old employee.
The last incident in the pattern took place on July 3 at around 5:30 p.m. at Meg, another clothing store at 54 North 6th Street, where thieves stole credit cards from a 29-year-old female employee there.
All incidents took place within a five-block area.
Police have released surveillance photos that show the group of unidentified individuals using a credit card from the first victim at a CVS in Manhattan. Purchases were made using the card at around 6:00 p.m. on June 26, the same day of the first two incidents.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).