Manhattan Police on the Upper East Side are searching for a duo in a pattern of purse thefts at restaurants. The video the 19th precinct posted on Twitter shows two very brazen crooks.
Police are investigating this as a pattern, four locations on the Upper East Side, one on the Upper West Side. In all cases, they head to crowded cafes and target people’s purses innocently hanging on the backs of chairs.
It wasn’t until the thieves hit the place on 73rd and Madison that police put it all together. Tuesday night they tweeted the video, in hopes someone recognizes them.