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Man who burgalized nine homes in Elmhurst/Flushing gets 9-years prison, according to Queens DA

March 20, 2017 Staff Report

A man who burglarized nine homes throughout Elmhurst and Flushing last fall has been sentenced to nine years in prison, announced Queens District Attorney Richard Brown today.

Maspeth resident Juan Cuervo, 54, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree burglary and was sentenced to nine years in prison with five years of post-release supervision on Friday.

According to the charges, he burglarized nine homes in Elmhurst and Flushing Between September and December of last year, stealing an array of items, including a camera, silver coins, jewelry and cash.

“The defendant broke into the homes of various people – victims who had their private and personal spaces invaded by a stranger – and ransacked their residences and stole their property. The defendant admitted his guilt and has now been sentenced to a lengthy term of incarceration,” Brown said.

Cuervo was arrested in December when he was caught trying to burglarize 53-08 80th Street. Police observed him entering the house and leaving with a messenger bag before he was arrested.


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Juan Cuervo should have to serve ALL NINE YEARS! Maybe if people were held responsible for their actions we would have a better world!


It shows you which land lords who will rent to just about anybody. A simple credit check or background check won’t break the land lords bank. Bad land lords have been known to destroy a neighborhood.


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