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Man Robs Women at Two Manhattan Restaurants, Police Say

Midtown, Chelsea Robberies
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CHELSEA — It was an off-the-menu order.

A man stole an iPhone and a handbag from two different restaurants in Manhattan, police said.

The first robbery happened on July 2 when the alleged thief nabbed an iPhone from a 44-year-old woman while she was eating at Chef's Secret on East 45th Street.

He then struck again on July 17 in Chelsea at Eolo on 7th Avenue when he stole a handbag left on a chair by a 65-year-old woman, making off with more than $100 and a cell phone, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit a tip by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to CRIMES (274637), and then entering "TIP577."