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By Joe Anuta

FLUSHING — A walking cane did not stop a suspected bandit from making a clean getaway from burglaries all over Queens, the NYPD said Wednesday.

Cops released surveillance footage of the man — wanted in connection with five incidents — and described how he allegedly used a set of keys to open an apartment door, enter a room inside and later hobble off with a sack of valuables, according to police.

In addition to a previously reported March 30 incident, when the suspect allegedly made off with an undisclosed amount of property from a Blossom Avenue residential complex in Flushing, the suspected swindler allegedly struck four other locations, police said.

Sometime between 4:30 p.m. May 3 and 1:30 a.m. May 4, the man allegedly entered an Elmhurst apartment building near the corner of 46th Avenue and 79th Street through the door and snatched jewelry and cash, police said.

The next day he allegedly struck again at a Forest Hills building near the corner of 72nd Road and 112th Street between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 11 p.m., according to cops.

After taking a month off, the suspected burglar walked through the threshold of a Woodside home near the corner of 37th Road and 54th Street June 12 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. and allegedly made off with foreign currency and electronics, police said. And between June 12 and June 19 he somehow gained access to a Sunnyside apartment building near the corner of 43rd Avenue and 42nd Street and again allegedly purloined jewelry and cash, the NYPD said.

Those with information should contact NYPD’s Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting its website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

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