Three men sought for allegedly burglarizing homes in Northeast Queens: NYPD

Cops are looking for these two suspects for allegedly breaking into homes in Murray Hill and Malba in broad daylight in March.
Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Police from the 109th Precinct in Flushing are looking for three burglars who broke into homes in Malba and Murray Hill in March, making off with cash and property.

In the first incident, two of the suspects struck during the afternoon of Thursday, Mar. 7, breaking through the front door of a private residence in the vicinity of 144th Street and 15th Road near the GU Harvey Playground alongside the Whitestone Expressway at around 2 p.m. Once inside, the two men stole $12,000 worth of cash, jewelry and other personal items before running off through the front door in an unknown direction.

The suspects were joined by a third perpetrator during the afternoon of Friday, Mar. 15, when they broke into a home in the vicinity of Northern Boulevard and Auburndale Lane in Malba, gaining entry through an unlocked rear door. The burglars did not find any cash and took passports and other personal items instead before taking off on foot through the back door heading westbound on Northern Boulevard toward 171st Street, police said. There were no injuries in either burglary.

The NYPD released surveillance images on Monday that show the two suspects who were involved in both break-ins as they walked toward the Malba home back on Mar. 7. One wore a gray camouflage hooded sweatshirt with matching camouflage sweatpants and the other wore a blue and gray hoodie with gray sweatpants and white sneakers. 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 (8477) 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 Apr. 28, the 109th Precinct has reported 131 burglaries so far in 2024, 79 fewer than the 210 reported at the same point last year, a decline of 37.6%, according to the most recent CompStat report.