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Photo and video courtesy of NYPD
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Police want to talk to a man shown in security camera footage released on Tuesday night in connection with a burglary pattern across Forest Hills dating back to last December.

Authorities said the crook allegedly broke into a first-floor apartment at a building in the vicinity of 63rd Drive and Fitchett Street at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20, 2015. He allegedly removed numerous electronic devices as well as jewelry and $60 in cash, then fled out through the front door.

Besides that incident, police believe the crook is also responsible for four other break-ins that occurred between Dec. 31 and Feb. 8 around Forest Hills and Rego Park, within the 112th Precinct’s confines. Each of the incidents were similar in nature, law enforcement agents noted; in each case, the perpetrator entered the apartments through a fire escape and removed electronic devices and cash or jewelry.

The incidents are as follows:

  • a Dec. 31, 2015, burglary that occurred during mid-afternoon hours on Saunders Street;
  • a Jan. 16 break-in during late evening hours on Saunders Street;
  • a Jan. 28 burglary during late afternoon hours on Queens Boulevard; and
  • a Feb. 8 break-in during daytime hours on Saunders Street.

The NYPD described the suspect as a black male believed to be 45 years old, standing 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds who was last observed wearing a black hat, gray coat and tan pants.

Anyone with information regarding the burglary pattern or the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish speakers, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Editor’s note: An earlier version contained the incorrect surveillance video. We regret the confusion that may have resulted.


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