Photo courtesy of the NYPD

It was easier than shopping at a big box hardware store.

Cops are looking for a man who walked into a South Richmond Hill home and helped himself to tools that were stored in the basement.

According to police, at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 13, an unknown man entered a residence in the vicinity of 102nd Avenue and 135th Street through the unlocked front door. Once inside, the suspect went into the basement and took hand tools and power tools.

The incident was reported to the 102nd Precinct. Police released a video of the suspect in the residence at the time of the burglary:

Anyone with information in regards 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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