The NYPD is on the lookout for two alleged burglars who have been operating together or separately in four different police precincts this summer.
Most recently, one of the suspects broke into a home near 220th Street and the Horace Harding Expressway in Bayside during the afternoon of Tuesday, Aug.23. The man got in through a side window and made off with $60 in cash. When the homeowner entered the home, the intruder ran past her and fled the location. He was last seen heading southbound on 220th Street. The woman was not harmed, according to the 111th Precinct in Bayside.
The crime spree began in the 107th Precinct in Fresh Meadows back on Saturday, July 16, when one of the suspects broke into a home near 92nd Road and 170th Street, but he left empty-handed. He had much more success on Monday, July 25, when he entered a house located near 93rd Avenue and 168th Street in Jamaica through a bedroom window and removed $15,000 worth of jewelry, $4,000 in cash, and $5,200 worth of designer handbags.
The two suspects were together when they broke into a Flushing home near Elder Avenue and 135th Street just after noon on Monday, Aug.1 but they ran off empty-handed when they were confronted by a woman. They were last seen southbound on 135th Street, and there were no injuries, according to the 109th Precinct.
One of the suspects struck again about an hour later in the 105th Precinct in Queens Village when they entered the backyard of a home near Stronghurst Avenue and 230th Street in Hollis Hills. The man removed metal bars from a rear window and entered the residence but heard the voice of a woman inside and took off in a black Toyota last seen heading northbound on 230th Street.
The following day, one of the suspects entered a house near 93rd Avenue and 168th Street through a back door but, once again, he fled when he heard a woman inside. About an hour later, the man showed up in the 112th Precinct where he tried to enter a residential building on 63rd Road near the Grand Central Parkway in Forest Hills. The suspect tried to break in through a front window, but he gave up and was last seen running off eastbound on Union Turnpike.
The NYPD released a surveillance photo of the two men when they were together on Aug. 1 in the 109th Precinct. They are both described as having dark complexions and medium builds. One has brown eyes and facial hair and was wearing light-colored pants, black sneakers, a green hooded sweatshirt, and a yellow reflective vest. The second suspect wore a black face mask, gray sweatpants, a gray hooded sweatshirt, a white T-shirt, black sneakers, and a yellow reflective vest.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.