Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who broke into two Astoria apartments and stole thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry, electronics and other items.
On Oct. 12, at about 8:30 a.m. the suspect entered an apartment at 33rd Avenue and 29th Street through a closed, unlocked window. According to police, he stole $900 worth of jewelry, $600 worth of luxury handbags and an Amazon Kindle before fleeing the apartment.
On Oct. 17, the suspect entered an apartment at 28th Avenue and 34th Street at approximately 10:11 a.m. through a closed, unlocked window. He stole $1,000 worth of electronics before leaving, police said.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 175 pounds and 5 feet, 8 inches. He was last seen wearing black boots, a black coat and a black hat.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.