Police are looking for a man who burglarized two Middle Village houses in one day and took off with thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry.
According to authorities, at noon on Sept. 20, an unknown man broke into a home in the vicinity of 77th Place and Penelope Avenue by forcing open a side door. Once inside, the suspect took numerous pieces of jewelry valued at over $11,000.
The suspect then fled the scene to parts unknown, law enforcement sources noted.
It was later reported that between 8 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. that same day, the crook tried to break into another home in the vicinity of 77th Place and Juniper Boulevard South by forcing open the front door. However, the suspect was unsuccessful and then fled to parts unknown.
Police described the suspect as a 40-year-old Hispanic man with a light complexion and a slim build. He was last seen wearing a dark Yankees baseball hat, a black jacket, blue jeans and black boots.
Anyone with information in regard 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, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.