Cops seek crook who stole electronics from a Manhattan restaurant last month

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Screenshot via video courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a crook who broke into a Manhattan restaurant and fled with electronics. 

According to police, at 11 a.m. on Jan. 20, a 38-year-old employee at Ajisai Japanese Fusion, located at 795 Lexington Ave., noticed that property was missing and contacted police. An investigation found that at 11 p.m. the night before, an unknown man was seen forcibly entering the location though a secured front door.

Once inside, the suspect took electronics valued at $3,300. The crook then fled the scene to parts unknown.

The NYPD released surveillance footage of the suspect taken during the incident:


The suspect is described as a Hispanic man between the ages of 30 and 40 years old. He was last seen wearing all dark clothing.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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 Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @ NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

Editor’s note: An earlier report misidentified the location of the burglary. The story has since been updated with the correct location.

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