Two men sought for stealing a safe from a religious establishment in Far Rockaway: NYPD

Cops are looking for these two suspects, who allegedly stole a safe from a Far Rockaway religious establishment and drove off in this dark-colored Ford Taurus.
Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Police from the 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway are looking for two brazen burglars who stole a safe from a newly constructed religious establishment in Bayswater in broad daylight on Tuesday afternoon.

The two suspects walked through the front door of the four-story building in the vicinity of Beach 9th Street and Dinsmore Avenue with a hand truck at 2:30 p.m. on May 7 and went straight to a storage room. Upon gaining entry to the storage room with a key, they loaded a safe onto the hand truck, took an elevator down to the lobby and calmly walked out of the building unchallenged, according to an NYPD spokeswoman. They proceeded to load the stolen safe into a dark-colored Ford Taurus and sped away from the scene.

The spokeswoman could not say what the safe contained, but the investigation is still at an early stage.There are no arrests and there were no injuries reported.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspects and described them as having medium builds and light complexions. They wore black hooded sweatshirts, dark pants, baseball caps and face masks.

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 May 5, the 101st Precinct has reported 25 burglaries so far in 2024, one fewer than the 26 reported at the same point last year, a decrease of 3.8%, according to the most recent CompStat report.