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Man caught on camera stealing packages from multiple Upper West Side homes

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — Police are looking for a man who they believe is a serial package thief after several reports of packages being stolen from buildings on the Upper West Side.

The first incident reported around 3:37 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2017, inside of a building at West 71 Street and Broadway. The suspect was able to get into the building and stole a package from the lobby before fleeing in an unknown direction.

It happened again on Nov. 27, 2017, inside of  a building at West 70 Street and West End Avenue. Once the suspect forced the door open, he snagged a couple of packages from the lobby and fled.

A third incident happened just hours later, nearby at West 47 Street and 9 Avenue. The suspect forced his way into the lobby and stole a package addressed to the 60-year-old male victim.

The most recent robbery happened on Jan. 22, 2018,  inside a building at West 71 Street and Columbus Avenue, where he suspect stole couple of packages from the lobby and fled.

The man is described as Hispanic; last seen wearing a blue and red knit cap with the letters "NY" on it, a gray jacket, dark colored jeans, black sneakers and he had on a black backpack.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.