Cops seek thief who broke into six homes in Ridgewood last month

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The police are looking for a man behind a string of six home burglaries in Ridgewood during September. The thief, who has a propensity for stealing jewelry, has made off with nearly $20,000 worth of cash and jewelry, according to the NYPD.

On Sept. 1, around 5:30 p.m., an unified man broke into a home located at 586 Grandview Ave., according to the police. The man made off with a safe containing personal documents and around $4,500 worth of jewelry, cops said. On Wednesday, Sept. 9, around 4 p.m., the man broke into a house at 1682 Grove St., and stole around $3,500 worth of jewelry, according to the police.

A few days later, on Monday, Sept. 14, around 4:40 p.m., the man snuck into a home located at 576 Woodward Ave., and stole a safe containing documents, police said.

The following week, on Monday, Sept. 21, around 7 a.m., cops said the man broke into 1871 Bleecker St., and took cash and around $2,200 worth of jewelry.

For his last caper, the man struck twice in one day.

On Thursday, Sept. 21, the thief broke into 1675 Woodbine St. around 3:30 p.m., and stole cash and around $5,750 worth of jewelry, according to the authorities. Making his way down the block, the man broke into 1671 Woodbine St., around two hours later and stole cash and around $3,700 worth of jewelry, police said.

Police recovered surveillance footage of the man they believe to be behind the robberies.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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