Police searching for thieves who made off with $40,000 in loot in Maspeth home break-in

Police from the 104th Precinct are searching for two unidentified crooks who broke into a Maspeth home at 1:50 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12.
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Police from the 104th Precinct are searching for two perpetrators who broke into a Maspeth home in broad daylight last weekend.

Police say the two unidentified thieves broke into the home of a 58-year-old man at approximately 1:50 p.m., in the vicinity of 70th Street and 52nd Drive, on Saturday, Aug. 12. The crooks barged into the residence through the second-floor window toward the back of the building. The culprits stole $40,000 from the property.

The thieves carried a foldable ladder into the property with them to climb to the second-floor window, police said. They were last seen heading southbound on 70th Street.

The surveillance camera footage revealed the two individuals breaking into a residence. One of the wanted criminals was last seen wearing a sun hat, neon green long-sleeve shirt, blue pants and black sneakers. The other wrongdoer was last seen wearing a neon orange sweatshirt, jogger pants with three white stripes and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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 CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.