Two men break into Oakland Gardens home, steal nearly $40K in property: NYPD

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Police from the 111th Precinct in Bayside are looking for two burglars who allegedly broke into an Oakland Gardens home last week and stole property worth thousands of dollars.

The two men could be seen on video surveillance parking a car in front of the home on Cloverdale Boulevard near 64th Avenue just a block south of the Long Island Expressway at around 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

The suspects got out of the vehicle and removed a step ladder that they used to break in and climb into the residence. Once inside, they gathered jewelry and clothing with an approximate value of $37,000, police said. They returned to their vehicle and sped away from the crime scene in a black sedan. There was no one home at the time of the burglary.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspects on Sunday and described one wearing all-black clothing while his partner carried the ladder wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with gray pants and a facemask. A reward of up to $3,500 is being offered for information that leads to their arrest.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (877) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through March 3, the 111th Precinct has reported 41 burglaries so far in 2024, 27 fewer than the 68 reported at the same point last year, a decline of 39.7%, according to the most recent CompStat report.