Crooks make off with $90K worth of jewelry after breaking into Rosedale home

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Police are searching for the two crooks who broke into a Rosedale resident’s home before attacking and robbing him and making off with more $90,000 worth of jewelry on Thursday, Oct. 19.

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According to police from the 105th Precinct, at approximately 12:40 p.m., a 36-year-old male was in his home, located the vicinity of 243rd Street and 140th Avenue, when the two unknown individuals forcibly entered the premises. One of the crooks displayed a rifle and struck the victim multiple times, causing lacerations to the his head, police said. The second crook forcibly removed a safe that contained jewelry and an undetermined amount of cash from the bedroom.

After taking the safe, the crooks fled westbound on 140th Avenue in a white Jeep, police said. It is estimated that the value of the stolen jewelry within the safe was worth $90,000.

The victim was moved to Franklin Medical Center in Nassau County in stable condition to receive treatment for his injuries.

The first crook being sought is described as a male with dark complexion and heavy build. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black sneakers.

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The second crook was also described as a male with dark complexion and heavy build. He was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, black mask, black pants 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 Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

According to the NYPD’s Compstat report covering southern Queens from Sept. 17 to Oct. 15 in 2022 and 2023, the 105th Precinct has seen a year-over-year drop in robbery cases, from 17 last year to 10 this year. At the same time, there was a slight increase in felony assaults, from 26 last year to 3o this year.