Two suspects who burglarized a Woodhaven business last weekend are also responsible for a series of business burglaries in Bushwick, police sources said on Wednesday.
The male and female burglary team — which brought along a shopping cart to carry their loot — struck the My Little Plaza store at 87-22 Jamaica Ave. between 5:16 and 7:04 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.
According to authorities, the female suspect acted as a lookout while the male perpetrator broke the lock to the store’s pull-down gate. Once inside, police said, the man removed a cash register containing $1,300 in cash, then fled the scene with his partner.
Police said the duo similarly broke into three Bushwick businesses four times dating back to September.
The male and female suspects first struck the Maxout Discount Store and Grocery located at 304 Irving Ave. at about 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 29. Police said they cut the lock to the basement storage area and removed more than $4,000 in cash, 60 pairs of headphones and boxes of cigars and condoms.
Authorities noted the burglars returned to the shop at 10 p.m. on Oct. 21, this time breaking through a locked front door, and removed more than $10,000 cash.
Between 4 and 4:15 a.m. on Oct. 29, police said, the crooks hit two more locations — Vista Vision Optical at 337 Knickerbocker Ave. and Taqueria Jimmy Express at 276 Knickerbocker Ave. — and removed assorted property, including eyeglass lenses and frames valued at more than $10,000.
Anyone with information regarding the suspects’ whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages will be kept confidential.