Thieves steal $15K in cash, clothing in 8-day Manhattan burglary spree: police



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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A group of burglars stole thousands of dollars in cash and clothing at various Manhattan restaurants, bars and dry cleaners over the last eight days, the NYPD said Wednesday.

Police released surveillance photos of seven suspects, believed to be in their teens or early 20s, who allegedly committed the burglaries by breaking into the businesses’ front doors.

The first incident happened on Monday, Sept. 14 and the most recent incident happened on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Authorities did not say how many businesses were targeted in the burglary spree.

Police said that after the group forced their way into the buildings, they would go through the cash registers, removing $10,000 in cash in total. After breaking into a dry cleaner on Greenwich Village, the group also made off with $5,000 worth of clothing.

There were no injuries reported in the incidents, but the seven thieves did cause a total of $5,000 in property damage, police said.

Surveillance photographs of the suspects were taken from inside Green Apple Cleaners, on Greenwich Avenue, on Monday, Sept. 22.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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