Snatched for R’wood Burglary

Say He Took Jacket & Jewelry From Apt.

Police slapped the cuffs on a Bushwick man last Thursday, Feb. 13, accused of breaking into a Ridgewood apartment earlier this month.

Authorities identified the suspect as Juan Tobar, 21, of Himrod Street.

Reportedly, Tobar burglarized an apartment on Greene Avenue between Woodward and Onderdonk avenues at about 6:10 a.m. on Feb. 7.

According to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, a male resident observed Tobar wearing his red varsity jacket while standing with an unidentified individual in the hallway outside his apartment.

Seconds later, police noted, Tobar and the unidentified cohort fled from the scene in an unknown direction.

The victim reportedly inspected his apartment and determined that various articles of jewelry and clothing were missing. Law enforcement sources said a flatscreen television, which had been hung from a wall, was also found on a bed.

The break-in was later reported to the 104th Precinct.

Following an investigation, Tobar was picked up last Thursday by P.O. Todd Friedrich of the 104th Precinct Detective Squad and charged with second-degree burglary and criminal possession of stolen property.

Court records indicated the suspect was arraigned last Friday, Feb. 14, in Queens Criminal court before Judge Michele Armstrong, who ordered him held on $15,000 bail. Tobar is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 28.

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