MANHATTAN — A man robbed patients' rooms after breaking into three Brooklyn and Manhattan hospitals, making off with a gold ring, a tablet computer and credit and debit cards, police said.
The suspect, who is shown in one of the photos released by police wearing hospital scrubs, had not been arrested as of Friday morning for the crime spree that began in January, police said.
The suspect first broke into an office in St. Luke's Hospital, in Morningside Heights, about 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 26 and stole a 61-year-old man's credit and debit cards before fleeing, police said.
He then broke into Mount Sinai Hospital, in East Harlem, about noon on April 24 and stole a gold ring and credit card from a 35-year-old man's room, police said.
In his latest theft, he broke into Brooklyn's Lutheran Medical Center, in Sunset Park, and stole an electronic tablet from a 78-year-old man's room, police said.
It was not immediately clear how he entered the medical facilities.
He did not use force, an NYPD spokesman said. The spokesman said he did not know if any of the patients were in their rooms when the thefts occurred.
Investigators released a mugshot for the suspect, but not his name.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).