NYPD search for man suspected in 9 burglaries

By Sarina Trangle

OZONE PARK — Police were searching for a man they believe is behind a spate of nine burglaries and an attempted break-in within the 106th Precinct, which covers South Richmond Hill, Ozone Park and Howard Beach.

The Police Department said it suspects the man broke into several homes by crawling through windows or walking through rear doors and stealing electronics and jewelry between Jan. 6 and Feb. 10.

Police said he first struck Jan. 6, breaking into an 80th Street residence near Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park and attempting to enter a home a few blocks away, on 78th Street near Pitkin Avenue.

The alleged burglar targeted several more homes in Ozone Park and South Richmond Hill over the course of the month.

Police said they believe the man last hit an Ozone Park residence on 77th Street near Liberty Avenue Feb. 10.

Those with information should contact NYPD’s Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting its website or texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

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