Man breaks into Astoria apartments to steal jewelry, electronics: NYPD

Police suspect this man of breaking into two Astoria apartments through unlocked windows and stealing jewlry, electronics and even luxury handbag.
By Bill Parry

Police were looking for a man who allegedly broke into two Astoria apartments this month, stealing jewelry and electronics, according to the NYPD. The first incident took place the morning of Oct. 12, when the suspect slipped into an apartment through an unlocked window in the vicinity of 33rd Avenue and 29th Street.

Once inside the apartment the suspect removed $900 worth of jewelry, $600 worth of luxury handbags and an Amazon Kindle, police said.

On Oct. 17, the suspect struck again, breaking into an apartment near 28th Avenue and 34th Street through a closed but unlocked window, police said. The man made off with $1,000 worth of electronics, according to the NYPD.

The suspect is described as a white man, 5-foot-8 tall, weighing 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing black boots, a black coat and a black hat.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at bparry@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4538.

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