With the help of video footage, police tracked down two men Friday morning hours after they allegedly broke into a pair of adjacent Woodhaven homes.
Prosecutors identified the pair as Justin Ramos, 21, of Woodhaven and Fredrico Gonzalez, 21, of Richmond Hill.
According to information from the Queens District Attorney’s office, the break-ins occurred between 5 and 9:45 a.m. Friday along 98th Street between Jamaica Avenue and Park Lane South.
Reportedly, Ramos and Gonzalez were observed opening the side window of one home, then prying open the door of a nearby shed. Once entering the shed, the suspects removed a bicycle and fled the scene.
Moments later, police said, Ramos was spotted bursting through the front door of a nearby home, causing it to crack. He reportedly grabbed a laptop computer belonging to a female resident, then exited out a back window and fled the scene.
Officers from the 102nd Precinct responded to 911 calls from residents about the burglaries. During their investigation, police obtained security camera footage of the two suspects and searched the surrounding area.
Reportedly, police picked up Gonzalez a short time later at the corner of 94th Street and 86th Avenue in Woodhaven, while Ramos was stopped in the area of Jamaica Avenue and 121st Street. Both men were identified as the suspects based on the security camera footage, it was noted.
Gonzalez and Ramos were arraigned Saturday on charges of second-degree burglary and attempted burglary, along with additional counts of criminal mischief, petit larceny and criminal trespassing. Ramos was ordered held on $5,000 bail, while Gonzalez’s bail was set at $2,500; they are scheduled to return to court on Aug. 7.