Suspects caught on camera snatching purses off chairs in Manhattan restaurants

Police on the Upper East Side are searching for two suspects who have stolen purses at multiple New York City restaurants.
1:35 | 04/19/17

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Transcript for Suspects caught on camera snatching purses off chairs in Manhattan restaurants
A warning to women tonight if you dine out hang on to your first make sure it's in front of you crystal clear surveillance video shows to appease an action and how they do it. There's been a rash of thefts from restaurants on the upper east side and west sides of Manhattan. Stuffed tiger. The video the nineteenth precinct posted on Twitter shows two very brazen crooks with practiced nonchalance one of them gently slides a woman's purse of the back Everett shares his partner plays the look out. On the bag goes on to their table into the hands of the partner and just like that. It's gone. Obviously these people did them all we have come at us because. Did highly recognizable by man stupid can you be. Restaurant owner Paulo Della poop but says those cameras captured every angle of the suspects one of them heavily tattooed. And will practice. These guys pick this very table to strike at the height of the dinner rush about ten nights ago here on the upper east side and a small out of time very crowded restaurant. Not unlike at least four other spots cops say they've hit since this happened. Cops are investigating this as a pattern for locations on the upper east side one on the upper west in all cases they had to crowded cafes and target people's purses innocently hanging on the backs of their chairs. It wasn't until the thieves hit this place at 73 in Madison the police put it all together tonight tweeting the video in hopes someone recognizes the suspects Palo as glad as cameras were working. I didn't believe stupid but the people who don't because. They read an entity. Get caught on the every side Josh on eager channel seven Eyewitness News.

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