By Emily Davenport
Police continued their search for two men who stole cash and jewelry after burglarizing 11 homes throughout northeast Queens — stealing, in one instance, more than $400,000 in loot.
Law enforcement sources said that the pattern started Sept. 26 when, at 7:40 p.m., two unknown men tried to pry open the rear sliding door at a residence in the vicinity of 54th Avenue and 252nd Street. However, they were unsuccessful and did not remove any property.
The pattern continued Oct. 25 when, at 6:57 p.m., the suspects gained entry to a home in the vicinity of 33rd Avenue and 214th Place by forcing open a door in the rear of the home. However, the suspects fled the location without any property.
The next two incidents took place on Oct. 28.
At 7:10 p.m., the crooks tried to gain entry to a home in the vicinity of 254th Street and Leeds Road by forcing open a door in the rear of the home, but they were unsuccessful and fled the scene with no property. Later that evening at a residence in the vicinity of 77th Avenue and 220th Street, the suspects gained entry into the residence by forcing open a door in the rear of the home. However, the suspects fled the location without any property.
On Nov. 3, the suspects made two more attempts in burglarizing two homes, one in the vicinity of 33rd Avenue and 214th Place and the other in the vicinity of 6th Avenue and 147th Street, by trying to force open the rear door of the homes. They were ultimately unsuccessful each time, and fled each location without any property.
The pattern continued Nov. 8 when, sometime between 9:30 a.m. on 7:20 p.m., the suspects broke into a home in the vicinity of Powell’s Cove Boulevard and 152nd Street by forcing open a rear door. Once inside, the crooks stole $400,000 worth of cash and jewelry that belonged to the 60-year-old female homeowner.
Police said that between 2 p.m. and 9:50 p.m. on Nov. 10, the suspects gained entry to a home in the vicinity of 15th Road and 216th Street by forcing open a rear door. Once inside, the suspects took $17,000 worth of jewelry.
The pattern continued Nov. 26 at 6:18 p.m. when the thieves broke into a home in the vicinity of 11th Avenue and 136th Street by forcing open a door in the rear of the home. Once inside, the suspects took $2,000 in cash before fleeing the location.
The burglars struck again on Dec. 1 at a home in the vicinity of Little Neck Parkway and 38th Avenue between 9:40 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. The suspects broke into the home by forcing open a rear door. Once inside, the suspects took $300 worth of jewelry, police said.
Finally, the suspects broke into a home in the vicinity of 46th Road and 204th Street Dec. 3 between 3:25 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Once inside, the suspects took $3000 in jewelry and money, according to authorities.
The suspects are described by police as two men, one with light skin and the other with dark skin. The dark-skinned man was last seen a dark colored hooded jacket while the light-skinned man was last seen wearing a hooded jacket.
Anyone with information in regards to the burglary pattern is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-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 are strictly confidential.