Burglars rang Jackson Heights apartment bell for 30 minutes before breaking in: cops

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Police are asking for the public’s help in the search of two men who broke into a Jackson Heights apartment late last year.

According to police, at about 3:20 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2018, the two men entered the apartment building located at 71-20 34th Ave. and began ringing the victim’s doorbell. The victim later told police that the suspects had buzzed the bell for approximately 30 minutes.

After all that bell-ringing, authorities said, the suspects proceeded to smash open the apartment’s kitchen window, then made their way inside. After confronting the victim, law enforcement sources noted, the suspects ran out of the building and fled in an unknown direction.

The incident was later reported to the 115th Precinct. Nothing was taken from the home.


Anyone with information in regards to the break in 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.



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