An Upper East Side kitting and needlepoint shop has become one of the latest businesses targeted by thieves, cash and merchandise stolen from Annie & Company during a daylight burglary at its Yorkville store, police tell Upper East Site.
A single NYPD cruiser was seen outside the shop Tuesday morning, while on social media Annie & Company told customers that due to a police investigation, the needlepoint and knitting shop would be closed for the day.
Detectives say it was around 7:30 am on Tuesday morning when the suspect or suspects broke into the at Annie & Co’s store, located at 1763 2nd Avenue, at the corner of East 92nd Street.
Police tell Upper East Site the store reported that the front door lock was broken and $300 in cash, as well as some merchandise, had been stolen from the crafts store.
No one was in the store at the time of the break-in and all their staff members are okay, according to an Instagram post by Annie & Company.
Burglaries reported on the Upper East Side this year have increased more than 10%, compared to last year, according to NYPD data — with nearly 240 reported in the neighborhood in 2022. Far lass than the sharp 25% increase in burglaries reported citywide this year.
At the Annie & Company store Tuesday afternoon, the closed shop was dark inside and the front door was secured with a bike lock — the built-in lock apparently not yet repaired following the burglary.
No arrests have been made and police say their investigation remains ongoing.
If you have any information that could help police, you’re asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.