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Police are looking for a man wanted for a rash of bike thefts in Ridgewood.

Police are searching for a perpetrator wanted for breaking into three Ridgewood apartments and riding off with bicycles from two of them over a month’s time.

According to investigators from the 104th Precinct, the suspect — described as a white male with a thin build, between the ages of 20 and 25 years old — made his way into three residences across Ridgewood between Aug. 20 and Sept. 26.

The first incident took place on Aug. 20 at 10:47 p.m., cops said, when the burglar entered the common area of a residential building located within the vicinity of Gates Avenue and Cypress Avenue and removed a bicycle. He then fled the location on Gates Avenue toward Fresh Pond Road.

On Aug. 29 at 11:44 a.m. it was reported to police that the individual entered the basement of a residential building located within the vicinity of Forest Avenue and Grove Street. Once inside, the thief removed a bicycle from the area. He then fled the location in an unknown direction.

Finally, on Sept. 26 at 1:30 a.m., law enforcement agents reported, the perp entered the basement of a residential building located within the vicinity of 60th Place and Palmetto Street and removed a bicycle. As the individual was leaving the location, cops said, a resident of the building entered the location causing the burglar to flee the location empty-handed.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls and messages will be confidential.

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