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Serial burglar wanted in Flushing

Photos courtesy of NYPD

Updated 11:39 a.m.

Police are searching for a burglar suspected in seven commercial break-ins around the busy Main Street area of Flushing, starting in late May.

The NYPD has released photos of the suspect — described as a Hispanic male last seen wearing a white long-sleeved shirt — from the latest incident on Sunday.

According to authorities, at about 5 a.m., the perpetrator entered an employment agency located at 135-23 40th Rd. through a rear window, but fled before taking any property.

The same suspect is also wanted in the following burglaries, where he sometimes targeted businesses in the same building:

  • On Sunday, May 24, around 5 p.m., the suspect entered a commercial establishment located at 39-02 Main St. through a fourth-floor window. He then removed a Panasonic projector, wall screen and a speaker system before fleeing.
  • On June 3, at about 8 p.m., the alleged burglar broke into Boss Dental at 37-08 Main St. by forcing open the front door. He then removed an undetermined amount of cash and fled.
  • On June 13, just after 6 a.m., the suspect entered King Spa located at 135-28 40th Rd. by using an unknown object then forcing the door open. The suspect then removed an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing.
  • On July 7, at about 5:30 p.m., the perpetrator entered HT Insurance located at 37-08 Main St. by forcing and breaking the front door open. The suspect then removed an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing.
  • On July 7, around 6:30 p.m., the suspect entered Travel Inc. located at 37-08 Main St. by forcing and breaking the front door lock. He then removed documents and an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing.
  • On July 7, at about 7:50 p.m., the suspect entered NM Travel located at 37-08 Main St. by forcing the door open and removed an iPad before fleeing.

According to the 109th Precinct, there is a $2,000 reward for the suspect’s name.

Anyone who can identify the suspect or has any other information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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