Man steals $25K urethroscope from apartment building in Long Island City

Inset photo courtesy of NYPD/Photo via Google Maps

Police are looking for a man who illegally entered a Long Island City apartment building and removed a package containing a $25,000 digital urethroscope from the lobby.

On June 4 at approximately 12:40 a.m., a male suspect entered a building at the intersection of 28th Street and 41st Avenue and removed the package. He then fled the location. There were no reported injuries.

A urethroscope is an instrument used by doctors to view the inside of a patient’s urethra.

The individual is described as an adult Asian male with brown eyes and short black hair. He was last seen wearing black shoes, blue jeans and a button-down gray shirt.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/  Wellcome Library, London
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/ Wellcome Library, London

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