By Sabina Mollot
Police are looking for three young men with expensive taste who stole a bag and clothing from two stores on the same day. In one incident, they also bashed into a store employee.
In one incident on March 3 at 12:50 p.m., they headed to a Modell’s sporting goods store at 607 Avenue of the Americas where they stole a Nike jacket and Nike t-shirts, putting the merchandise into duffel bags. On their way out of the store with $525 worth of clothing, they knocked a female employee onto the floor, causing her minor injuries, police said.
This was just 20 minutes after the same trio strolled into the Zara clothing store at 101 Fifth Avenue in Flatiron and swiped a $200 bag. They then fled on foot.
All three suspects are described as black, 5’9”-6’, 160-190 lbs. and were wearing dark clothing.
The incidents appear to be part of a trend of thieves targeting high-end stores on Fifth Avenue in Flatiron, usually swiping pricey purses.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.