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Manhattan pack of thieves steal thousands on eight-day spree

Manhattan pack of thieves steal thousands on eight-day spree

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A pack of thieves has spent the last eight days roaming Manhattan and breaking into restaurants, bars and dry cleaners — stealing thousands of dollars in cash and clothing, the NYPD said Wednesday.

Cops released surveillance photos of seven males believed to be in their teens to twenties who have allegedly been committing the burglaries by breaking through the businesses’ front doors. The crimes occurred between Monday, Sept. 14 and Tuesday, Sept. 22.

“While inside, the individuals removed assorted amounts of currency from the cash registers totaling approximately $10,000,” cops said. “In addition, they removed assorted clothing valued at approximately $5,000 and caused $5,000 in property damage.”

While most of the jobs netted only a few hundred dollars at a time, the crew struck gold at a Midtown dry cleaner.

The burglars grabbed about $6,000 in clothing, including Moncler jackets and Etro sweaters, which can both cost thousands of dollars apiece, at King Garment Care on Sixth Avenue, a police source said. They only got $200 from the register at The Happiest Hour bar on 10th Street in the West Village, the source said.

Surveillance photographs of the crooks were obtained from an incident that occurred around 4 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, at Green Apple Cleaners at 119 Greenwich Ave.

Anyone with information regarding the crimes is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips.


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