New York Police Seek Info On Antique Jewelry Thefts

A still image from surveillance camera shows the person wanted for questioning regarding a series of jewelry thefts at antiques shops in Dutchess and Rensselaer Counties. Subject is a middle-aged, light-skinned black male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 180-200 pounds, with short, sandy white/balding hair and at the time wearing a tan jacket, striped button-up shirt and blue jeans.

HYDE PARK & RHINEBECK, N.Y. — The Hyde Park police department along with the Rhinebeck police department have stated that they are attempting to identify a subject appearing on security camera video who is wanted for questioning regarding a grand larceny that occurred at a Hyde Park antiques shop, as well as a grand larceny that took place at an antiques shop in the village of Rhinebeck.

On October 21, more than $5,000 in jewelry was stolen from locked jewelry cases in the Hyde Park business. Access to the cases was gained with either a universal key or the locks were picked. In the same manner, a larceny was committed on the same day in the Rhinebeck antiques shop, with approximately $3,000 in jewelry taken.

The person wanted for questioning shown in the video is a middle-aged, light-skinned black male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 180-200 pounds, with short, sandy white/balding hair and at the time wearing a tan jacket, striped button-up shirt and blue jeans. He may be operating a dark colored sedan with possible New York plates. This subject is not known to any of the employees at either location and may not be from the area.

Individuals with information about this subject’s identity or agencies with similar cases are asked to contact Detective Jason Ruscillo of the Hyde Park police department at 845-229-9340 or email jruscillo@hydeparkny.us.

The same person is being sought for questioning for concerning a theft on October 4 of a large amount of expensive jewelry from a display case at an antiques center Pittstown, N.Y. Any department with information as to his identity or having similar activity should contact investigator Chris Lapham at NYPS Brunswick / BCI, 518-279-4427. Refer to case SJS# 5313033.

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