Alleged R’wood Burglar Was Pawn Star
Following an investigation, police cuffed a Ridgewood man last Thursday, Jan. 9, accused of stealing property during several recent break-ins and pawning the items off at dealers based in Bushwick, law enforcement sources said.
Police identified the suspect as 24-year-old Patrik Laszckowski of 68th Road.
According to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, Laszckowski allegedly broke into apartment buildings in Ridgewood and Glendale on three separate occasions in December 2013 during daytime hours.
Reportedly, the first incident took place on Dec. 17 at an apartment building on Woodbine Street off Fresh Pond Road.
Law enforcement sources said a resident had been informed by UPS that day that a 27-inch computer monitor had been delivered to his residence. The victim reported the item stolen two days later after not finding the package.
Based on information obtained during their investigation, police determined that Laszckowski allegedly stole computer monitor on the afternoon of Dec. 17, then brought later that day to Himrod Second Hand Dealer at 1381 Myrtle Ave. in Bushwick, where he sold it for cash.
The stolen monitor was reportedly recovered from the pawn shop by police last Thursday.
Authorities said the second burglary took place on Dec. 20 at an apartment house on 66th Street between 70th and Central avenues in Glendale.
Reportedly, Laszckowski-who claimed to be acting in concert with other unidentified suspects, as noted in the criminal complaint-removed two air compressors and a power saw from the location.
Police said he allegedly brought the devices to Halsey Buy and Sell, located at 1204 Halsey St. in Bushwick, on Dec. 28, where he sold the property.
Officers recovered the devices from the dealer on Jan. 2.
Finally, law enforcement sources said, Laszckowski allegedly returned on Dec. 23, to the aforementioned Woodbine Street apartment house in Ridgewood. Reportedly, the suspect removed a nail gun and two power saws.
According to authorities, Laszckowski allegedly sold the items later that day during a second visit to Himrod Second Hand Dealer in Bushwick. Police recovered those items on Jan. 2.
Laszckowski was taken into custody last Thursday by P.O. Michael Varecka of the 104th Precinct and P.O. Oleg Matat of the 104th Precinct Detective Squad and charged with multiple counts of third-degree burglary and criminal possession of stolen property.
Court records indicated the suspect was arraigned last Friday, Jan. 10, in Queens Criminal Court before Judge Michelle Armstrong, who ordered him held on $15,000 bail. Laszckowski is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 29.