Suspect wanted for trying to break into offices in a Jackson Heights building

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Cops are looking for a man who is said to be involved in a recent series of burglaries at a commercial building in Jackson Heights.

In each instance, the suspect either burglarized or attempted to break into offices located inside of 37-06 82nd St.

According to police, at 9 a.m. on May 14, a 65-year-old female employee returned to work at the office of Laura Vaccarro LCSW, located at Suite 205, and noticed property missing and called police. An investigation found that on May 12, an unknown man entered the building at 5:30 p.m. through a secured door and took $500 before fleeing the scene on foot.

That same day at noon, a 56-year-old female employee returned to work at Stella Avando, Suite 301, and noticed property was missing and called police. An investigation determined that on May 12, an unidentified man gained entry through a secured window at 2 p.m. and removed a laptop. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction.

Two months later, on July 16, a 51-year-old female employee called police after she returned to work at Steinberg & Gruber, Suite 306, and noticed that there was damage to the front door. An investigation found that at around 1 a.m. that morning, the suspect had attempted to gain entry through the front door of the location but was unsuccessful. The suspect fled the scene empty-handed.

At the same time, a 29-year-old female employee at Progressive Oral Surgery, located in Suite 304, became aware of a burglary alarm at the location and called police. The investigation determined that at 1 a.m. that morning, the suspect gained entry through a secured window but set off the security alarm. The suspect then fled without removing any property.

Cops described the burglar as a Hispanic man in his 20s and was last seen wearing all dark clothing.

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.

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