Cell Phone Stolen At 5th Avenue’s Lullaby Baby Thursday
In news that is just as depressing as today’s weather, our friends over at Lullaby Baby (488 5th Avenue, between 11th and 12th Street) discovered they were the victims of a cell phone theft on Thursday, June 6.
Owner Yossi Rapoport said that his phone was taken from the store’s counter at around 12:30pm.
“The person (seen to the right in a still from a neighboring store) came in and asked me a few questions,” Yossi explained. “I had to get something from the car in front of the store, and he came out and said he would be back later.
“15 minutes later, I am looking for my phone and it’s not there. We checked the video cameras, and you can see his back to the register and camera. Then he reaches across takes the phone.”
A similar theft occurred back in April at 7th Avenue’s El Milagro.
We reached out to the 78th Precinct this morning, but were unable to obtain any new details. Lullaby Baby is offering a $100 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the 5th Avenue thief.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting your tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. The NYPD says all calls are confidential.
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