Bayside residents capture footage of alleged thief: NYPD

Bayside residents capture footage of alleged thief: NYPD
This is the face of the man cops say robbed a Bayside house twice in recent weeks.
By Mark Hallum

Police were looking for a man wanted in connection with a burglary pattern which took place in Bayside in November.

After a home near 26th Avenue and 210th Street was burglarized and pricey personal belongings stolen, the homeowners replaced the doorbell with a security device that photographs anyone ringing the bell.

In the first break-in Nov. 6, the residents came home to find the rear door to their home pried open and a Louis Vuitton wallet and purse valued at $4,200, three Swarovski bracelets, a Tory Birch purse valued at $250, and $1,240 in cash along with a credit card missing, police said. The 49-year-old victim reported the crime to NYPD the same day.

In the second incident Nov. 11, the new security doorbell rang and a 24-year-old resident received a notification on her phone with a picture of the suspect, NYPD said. The man allegedly entered the home through an unlocked side window and left before the police arrived. Nobody was home during the second incident and no belongings were taken, police said.

NYPD identified the man depicted in the footage as Julian Zorilla, a 49-year-old Hispanic man around 5-foot-6 and weighing about 150 pounds.

Reach reporter Mark Hallum by e-mail at mhall[email protected]glocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4564.

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