Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a man who broke into two South Richmond Hill apartments within less than an hour of each other and stole cash and valuables.

According to police, at 2:03 p.m. on May 8, an unknown man entered an apartment in the vicinity of Liberty Avenue and 120th Street by breaking the door’s deadlock. The suspect took jewelry and $500 in cash before fleeing the scene.

Later that same day at 2:30 p.m., the suspect broke into another apartment in a separate building located in the vicinity of Liberty Avenue and 120th Street by breaking the door’s deadlock. Once inside, the suspect stole a safe that contained gold and silver bars.

Police released this surveillance video of the suspect, who is described as a Hispanic man:

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents 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.

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