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Police Seek Parking Garage Car Thief

By Jess Wisloski | May 12, 2012 11:11am

MANHATTAN — Police have released a video of a suspect they say has stolen two vehicles and cash, one time at knifepoint, from two city parking garages.

The suspect is estimated to be 25 years old, is 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-4 inches tall, and weighs from 275 to 300 pounds.

In both incidents, the suspect wore tan pants, green sweatshirt, a black back pack and a red & white knit cap.

The first robbery took place at 9:10 p.m. on Friday, May 4, when the suspect entered Central Parking Garage, at 405 East 63rd St. and demanded the parking attendant hand over the keys to the Volkswagen Jetta the victim had just parked.

The attendent did as told, and the suspect then emptied the attendent's pockets, and fled with the Jetta.

Two days later, on Sunday, May 6, at 3:10 p.m., the suspect, armed with a knife, entered the Empire Parking Garage, demanding money from the parking attendent.

Again, he asked for keys to a vehicle that had just been parked, this time to a Range Rover.

The attendant complied, and the suspect fled with the money and the SUV.

There were no reported injuries in either incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS, log onto www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637(CRIMES) and enter TIP577.