Cops Hunt Flip-Flop-Wearing Jewelry Thief

By Alan Neuhauser on July 19, 2012 7:47am 

THE BRONX — Police are searching for the flip-flop-wearing burglar who casually swiped jewelry from a Longwood shop last month, the NYPD reported.

Surveillance video recorded the suspect on June 30 pushing open the metal roll-down gate of the store at 966 Southern Blvd., then later walking from the scene.

The man wore a backpack as he entered the store, but video shows that he later walked away without it. He was wearing a tank-top, jeans and flip-flops, and police said he appeared to be in his late 20s.

Anyone with information about the burglary is asks dot call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. Members of the public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting tips to CRIMES (274637), then entering TIP577.

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