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Police are asking for the public’s help in finding two individuals wanted for burglarizing numerous Maspeth residences in recent months and getting away with a fortune in valuables.

The suspects allegedly broke into nine residences over a two-month span in 2017 from Oct. 23 to Dec. 22.

In the first incident, on Oct. 23, a 68-year-old female victim entered her home near Calamus Avenue and 74th Street at about 6 p.m. and noticed her belongings had been disturbed. She called the police and the subsequent investigation determined that two perpetrators entered the location through a rear entrance, but no property was stolen from the victim, police said.

The thieves’ fortunes quickly changed, however, when a 59-year-old female victim reported to police on Nov. 10 at approximately 8 a.m. that she had returned to her home near 64th Street and 53rd Drive and found items missing from her residence. After the subsequent investigation, police determined that two individuals entered through a rear entrance and stole cash, jewelry and electronics with an estimated total value of $23,700.

The next four incidents also resulted in the crooks cashing in:

  • On Nov. 13, a 50-year old female victim reported to police at approximately 9:15 a.m. that she returned to her home near 69th Street and 53rd Avenue to find her front door open. In the subsequent investigation, police determined that two male individuals entered through a window near a fire escape and stole cash, jewelry and electronics at an estimated value of $11,900.
  • On Nov. 26, a 29-year-old female victim reported to police at approximately 1:20 p.m. that she returned to her home near 53rd Road and 70th Street and noticed a disturbance. The police investigation determined that two male individuals used an entrance in the rear of the building and removed cash and jewelry worth an estimated $2,500.
  • On Nov. 29, a 36-year-old male victim reported to police at approximately  3:30 p.m. that he returned to his home near 52nd Road and 69th Street and noticed a disturbance. In the subsequent investigation, police determined that two male individuals used an entrance in the rear of the location and stole $500 in cash.
  • On Dec. 6, a 47-year-old female victim reported to police at approximately 10:30 a.m. that she returned to her home near Maurice Avenue and 67th Street and noticed a disturbance. The police investigation determined that two male individuals used an entrance in the rear of the location and stole jewelry and cash worth an estimated $11,255.

The thieves’ luck ran out in the last three incidents. On Dec. 10, authorities said the perpetrators entered a residence near 53rd Road and 68th Street through a rear entrance, and the investigation determined that nothing was stolen.

On Dec. 18, police said the perpetrators entered a residence near Calamus Avenue and 70th Street using a rear entrance. On Dec. 22 at a residence near 70th Street and 53rd Road, police said the two males entered the residence through a rear entrance. In both of these cases, police said that alarms sounded to alert the victims of the disturbances, and the investigations determined that nothing was stolen.

There were no injuries reported in any of the nine incidents.

The video seen below, provided by the NYPD, is from a computer repair store. Police said that the suspects were attempting to erase security camera footage they obtained from one of the residences burglarized.

All of the incidents were reported to the 104th Precinct.

Cops described the first suspect as a Hispanic man who was last seen wearing a dark striped jacket and gray pants. The second perpetrator is also described as a Hispanic man who was last seen wearing a dark cap, dark jacket, blue jeans and dark shoes.

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

 

 

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