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Help NYPD catch Manhattan restaurant purse snatch thug

Suspect in photos is wanted in purse snatchings.

NYPD

Cops need your help in catching a purse thief who victimized two women an Upper West Side Thai restaurant.

They've released images of the man, who they describe as "a male Hispanic who is 20-25 years old, 5'7"-5'10", 220-240lbs, last seen wearing a black t-shirt, with red writing on the front, blue jeans, a red sweatshirt tied around his waist and tattoos on his left arm."

He is wanted in these two incidents, both at Land Thai Kitchen Restaurant, 450 Amsterdam Ave.:

1. On Sunday, Sept.; 14, 2014 at approximately 12:15 p.m., a wallet belonging to a 29-year-old woman was removed from her purse and the suspect used her credit cards to make various purchases.

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2. On Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., a 47-year-old woman left her table to use the restroom and when she returned, she noticed her purse was missing. The suspect was captured making numerous drug store purchases on the Upper West Side using the victim's credit cards.

Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) if you can help. Or: submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 
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