Midtown PSA: Beware the Lunchtime Purse Snatcher
From yesterday’s NY Post:
A well-dressed, well-coiffed daytime purse-snatcher has been targeting unsuspecting women [in Midtown] as they lunch… He is responsible for at least eight handbag heists in the last six weeks, and possibly as many as nine more… surveillance tapes show the scoundrel on April 21, at Chef Yu near Penn Station… The bandit has stealthily strutted off with thousands of dollars from ladies lunching at the Bread Factory Café in the Theater District, Koryodang Bakery in Midtown, Café Duke near the Port Authority bus terminal, the Radisson’s Martinique Café on Broadway, among others. The thief was last spotted striking the Bread Factory Café on May 10 and 12, where he stole a handbag, a camera and a wallet containing an undisclosed amount of cash and credit cards.
I would normally say ‘people who eat at places like “Bread Factory Cafe” deserve to be robbed’, but Chef Yu and Cafe Duke? Those are bonafide Midtown Lunches! Be careful out there…