Police are looking for a man who they say has stolen 57 pairs of sunglasses from New York City specialty retailers since last December.
During 10 separate incidents at local Sunglass Hut and Solstice Sunglasses locations, the suspect has managed to take off with sunglasses that he did not buy, police reported.
In every case, the man entered the store, removed sunglasses from shelves and fled on foot, authorities stated.
On Dec. 8, 2015, the suspect allegedly took four pairs of sunglasses from Solstice Sunglasses at 500 Fifth Ave., police stated. This was followed by four separate thefts at the Sunglass Hut at 183 Broadway that allegedly netted the suspect 20 pairs of sunglasses over the first three months of 2016.
Two more thefts at area Solstice Sunglasses locations and three more thefts at two other Sunglass Hut locations drove up the suspect’s total sunglasses haul to 57 pairs, according to police.
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Police described the suspect as a black man with a shaved head who was approximately 45 to 55 years old, standing 5-foot-7 and weighing about 180 pounds.
Anyone with information should call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit their tips logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.