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Police need the public’s help in finding a serial burglar who hit more than a dozen homes in Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights since April.

The NYPD released on June 5 video and photo footage of the suspect buying refreshments at a Corona bodega on April 26, moments after he allegedly burglarized a home in the area of 48th Avenue and 108th Street.

Most of the incidents occurred during daytime hours, between 6 a.m. and 12:20 p.m., with the perpetrator getting inside each residence through windows. Over the course of the 13 burglaries, law enforcement sources said, the crook removed more than $100,000 in cash, jewelry and electronics.

The 13 locations hit in the burglary pattern. (Map via Google Maps)

The 13 locations hit in the burglary pattern. (Map via Google Maps)

The burglaries, as the NYPD reported, are as follows:

  • At 6:30 a.m. on April 3, the burglar entered a home in the area of 35th Avenue and 102nd Street in Corona through an unlocked rear window and stole more than $6,600 in jewelry and purses.
  • At 8:40 a.m. on April 11, the bandit entered a home in the same area through an unlocked rear window and removed a laptop computer worth $400.
  • At 7 a.m. on April 20, the suspect forced his way through a locked window into a home in the vicinity of 42nd Avenue and 111th Street in Corona and stole $18,000 worth of jewelry.
  • At 12:15 p.m. on April 20, the perpetrator got into a home in the vicinity of Roosevelt Avenue and 89th Street in Jackson Heights through an open window and stole $7,470 in cellular devices.
  • At 10 a.m. on April 26, the burglar returned to Corona and entered a home in the area of 48th Avenue and 108th Street, forcing open a locked rear window. He then removed $25,000 in cash, along with $3,000 in jewelry.
  • At 11 a.m. on May 2, the bandit got into a home in the area of 37th Avenue and 95th Street through an unlocked rear window and stole $600 in jewelry and $900 in camera equipment.
  • At 6 a.m. on May 7, the suspect entered a home in the vicinity of 37th Avenue and 88th Street by pushing an air conditioner out of a side window. He proceeded to steal $600 in cash and $27,000 in jewelry.
  • At 8 a.m. on May 14, the crook entered a home in the area of 100th Street and 40th Road through an unlocked bedroom window and stole $18,000 in property.
  • At 9 a.m. on May 23, the perpetrator entered a home in the vicinity of 37th Avenue and 108th Street through an unlocked front door and stole a Samsung S5 smartphone.
  • At 11:20 a.m. on May 23, the burglar got into a home in the area of 36th Avenue and 108th Street, forcing open a locked front door, and stole $900 in cash.
  • At 12:20 p.m. on May 23, he broke into another home in the area of 39th Avenue and 102nd Street, breaking through a locked front door, and removed $9,700 in cash along with $4,000 in camera equipment.
  • At 11:30 p.m. on May 23, the bandit broke through a locked window of a home in the area of 37th Avenue and 108th Street and stole $490 in cash.
  • At 12:10 p.m. on May 29, the suspect broke through a locked rear window in the area of Britton Avenue and Hampton Street in Elmhurst and stole $1,300 in electronics.

Police described the suspect as a white or Hispanic man between 18 and 25 years of age, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds; he sports a tattoo on his neck. As shown in the security camera footage, the burglar was last seen wearing a black-and-red Cincinnati Reds baseball cap, a red jacket, a red shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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