Police are looking for a man who is connected to a series of daring burglaries in Woodhaven, including two incidents in which he broke into a home while a resident was sleeping inside.
According to police, at 5:11 a.m. on May 11, an unknown man broke into a residential building in the vicinity of 88th Street and Jamaica Avenue through a rear window while the 49-year-old male occupant was sleeping. Following the break-in, no property was reported missing from the residence.
The pattern picked up on Aug. 20. At 11:30 p.m. that night, the suspect entered a 54-year-old woman’s residence, located in the vicinity of 86th Avenue and 96th Street, through a rear window while she was asleep. Once inside, the crook stole $500 from the victim’s purse and left through the window.
At 9:25 a.m. on Aug. 25, the suspect entered a residence in the vicinity of 89th Street and Atlantic Avenue through a rear window. The 29-year-old occupant was home at the time and the suspect fled through the same window. No property was reported missing.
Finally, at 11 p.m. on Aug. 27, the burglar broke into a 61-year-old woman’s residence, located in the vicinity of 89th Street and 85th Road, through a window. Once inside, the suspect stole jewelry valued at $1,500 and fled through the same window.
No injuries were reported as a result of these incidents.
Cops described the burglar as a black man with a dark complexion and a thin build, standing between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches tall and aged between 18 and 24 years old.
Anyone with information in regard to these incidents 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.