By Rebecca Henely
A man and a woman the police had been searching for in connection with 12 burglaries in Astoria have been arrested and charged in some of the incidents, authorities said.
Eldin Ahmetovic, 33, was apprehended along with Yulia Bushuyeva, 32, Dec. 21, an NYPD spokesman said.
Ahmetovic was charged with burglary in two of the incidents, one on Dec. 3 and one on Dec. 15, police said.
Bushuyeva was charged with burglary in the Dec. 3 and Dec. 15 break-ins as well as another burglary that occurred June 23, police said. She was also charged with criminal possession of stolen property in a Nov. 17 incident, police said.
The spokesman said the Police Department was still investigating whether Ahmetovic and Bushuyeva were connected to the other incidents.
Besides the June 23 break-ins, most of the burglaries took place between Nov. 14 and Dec. 15 and all occurred at addresses between 30th and 34th avenues in Astoria, police said.
In all cases, the perpetrator entered through a window or door, police said.
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