Authorities say the unidentified man entered five different residential homes in three different neighborhoods within the 105th Precinct from July 24 to Aug. 17.
According to police, the first burglary occurred around noon on Sunday, July 24, when the suspect entered a home near 258th Street and 83rd Street in Glen Oaks. Authorities say that after the man entered through the backyard and removed a basement window, he was confronted by the owner of the residence. The suspect fled the scene without stealing anything, police said.
Then, about an hour later, the suspect entered a residential home in the vicinity of 220th Street and 92nd Avenue in Queens Village, having gained access through a window on the first floor. Once inside, the thief snatched an undetermined amount of cash and about $3,000 worth of jewelry before fleeing the scene, police said.
The spree continued on Aug. 1 in Glen Oaks, when, at 6:30 a.m., the suspect broke a window to gain access to a home in the vicinity of 263 Street and 80th Avenue. The thief made off with “unknown items,” police said, before fleeing the scene.
The fifth and final incident occurred in New Hyde Park on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Authorities say that the suspect broke a window to enter a home in the vicinity of Langdale Street and 79th Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. and, once inside, he nabbed an undetermined amount of cash, approximately $30,000 worth of jewelry and a Louis Vuitton pocketbook worth approximately $8,000 before fleeing the scene.
No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.
Police say the suspect has a light skin complexion and was last seen wearing a white and blue t-shirt, dark pants, multi-color sneakers, dark hat, white face mask, eyeglasses and seen carrying a pack of waters.
On Thursday, Aug. 18, the NYPD released surveillance video of the suspect taken from the New Hyde Park home.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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 CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.
All calls are strictly confidential.