Robbers Strike Five Lower East Side Restaurants
Police are trying to find two suspects wanted in connection with the robberies of four restaurants on the Lower East Side last Tuesday and Wednesday.
Cops say they believe the same suspects are responsible for swiping a $2,000 bottle of cognac from Suffolk Arms, the new cocktail lounge, early last month.The other crimes took place over a 24 hour time period.
At about 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, the robbers hit Dudley’s (85 Orchard St.), taking about $500 from the register. Then at 10 the following evening, they struck at Sheng Wang, the Chinese spot on Eldridge Street, just below Canal St. About $400, an iphone and an ipad were stolen. A half hour later, the duo entered Sing Fish Ball (21 Eldridge St.), taking $300. By 10:45 p.m., they’d moved on to Erin McKenna Bakery (248 Broome St.), swiping $1600. And then finally, the suspects targeted Kottu House on the same block, stealing $50.
If you have any information about these robberies, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.