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The individual pictured is wanted in connection with several home burglaries in Queens.

Police have released more details about a pattern of at least 10 residential burglaries in Maspeth, East Elmhurst and Woodside — and they need your help in tracking down the suspects.

The burglaries were reported within the confines of the 104th, 108th and 115th precincts from Jan. 28 to Feb. 12, with the burglars sometimes looting multiple residences in the same night.

In the first incident on Jan. 28, it was reported that at approximately 5:30 p.m. at a residence near 24th Avenue and 97th Street, an individual forced open a rear window to get inside. The perpetrator removed approximately $5,000 in cash from the 49-year-old male victim’s home.

On Jan. 30, it was reported that unidentified individuals forced open the front door of a residence near 52nd Drive and 74th Street sometime between 1 a.m. and 7 p.m. Once inside, the individuals stole jewelry belonging to a 27-year-old female victim.

The third incident reportedly took place on Feb. 2 at approximately 6:15 p.m. at a residence near 24th Avenue and 99th Street. The individuals gained entry by forcing open a rear window on the second floor, and they removed a 46-year-old female victim’s jewelry and approximately $1,000 in cash.

After a six-day gap in the pattern, the burglars went on an even larger spree.

On Feb. 8 it was reported that sometime between 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. the individuals attempted to force open a rear window at a residence near 97th Street and Northern Boulevard, but were unsuccessful.

The next day, the individuals reportedly struck two homes near 101st Street and 32nd Avenue at approximately 7 p.m. on Feb. 9. The suspects gained entry to one residence through an unsecured second-floor window and removed a backpack, credit card and approximately $4,000 in cash belonging to a 28-year-old female victim. They entered the second residence by forcing open a rear door on the second floor and stole a 28-year-old male victim’s jewelry, laptop and approximately $8,200 in cash.

The bandits’ biggest bounty came on Feb. 10 at approximately 1 a.m., when it was reported that a 28-year-old female victim discovered her front door had been forced open near Borden Avenue and Perry Avenue. Two individuals removed jewelry, clothing, the victim’s passport and approximately $28,000 in cash.

The reported burglaries took place at the locations with red markers. Image via Google Maps.

The reported burglaries took place at the locations with red markers. Image via Google Maps.

The last three reported incidents all took place on Feb. 12 between 5 and 8 p.m.

It was reported that sometime between 5:10 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. at a residence near 69th Street and 52nd Avenue, an individual forced open a basement window but removed no property once inside.

At approximately 7 p.m. at a residence near 67th Street and 50th Avenue, it was reported that two individuals forced open a rear window and removed a 62-year-old male victim’s jewelry and $300 in cash.

The burglars’ luck finally ran out at approximately 8 p.m. when they reportedly forced open a second-floor window at a 59-year-old female victim’s residence near 72nd Place and Calamus Avenue. They set off an audible alarm and fled the location without removing any property.

The individuals are described as males with backpacks and masks over their faces and all wore dark clothing at the times of the burglaries, police said. At a 104th Precinct Community Council meeting on Feb. 20, Commanding Officer John Mastronardi also told residents that there are as many as five suspects involved and he believes they are part of a “professional group” that is using radios and scanners to communicate and listen to police frequencies.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) 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 are kept confidential.

The individual pictured is wanted in connection with several home burglaries in Queens. Image courtesy of NYPD.

The individual pictured is wanted in connection with several home burglaries in Queens. Image courtesy of NYPD.

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