June 5, 2018 By Tara Law
Police are searching for a man who has allegedly broken into 13 homes in Jackson Heights, Corona and North Corona in the past two months and made off with nearly $125,000 worth of cash and goods.
Police say that the suspect has been breaking into apartments and houses at a rate of one per week since the beginning of April.
The suspect, police say, typically breaks in through a locked or unlocked window, although he has occasionally walked straight through the front door.
The first burglary took place at a residential building near 35th Avenue and 102nd Street on April 3 around 6:30 a.m. The suspect allegedly climbed through an unlocked rear window and took off with $6,600 worth of jewelry and purses.
The man then entered a home near the same intersection on April 11 at around 8:40 a.m. He climbed through an unlocked rear window and took a computer worth $400, police said.
The burglar then targeted a residential building near 42nd Avenue and 111th Street on April 20 at 7 a.m. He entered through a lock rear window and snatched $18,000 worth of jewelry.
At 12:15 p.m. that same day, another burglary took place at a residence near Roosevelt Avenue and 89th Street. The suspect entered through an open rear window and took $7,740 worth of cell phones.
On April 26 at 10 p.m., the burglar entered through a locked rear window of a building near 48th Avenue and 108th Street. He took $25,000 cash and $3,000 worth of jewelry, police said.
The suspect then entered an apartment through an unlocked window near 37th Avenue and 95th Street on May 2 at 11 a.m., taking $600 worth of jewelry and $900 of camera equipment.
The next burglary took place at 6 a.m. on May 7 at a residential building near 37th Avenue and 88th Street. The burglar allegedly gain entry through a window and took $600 cash and $27,000 worth of jewelry.
The burglar then climbed through an unlocked bedroom window at a residential building near 100th Street and 40th Road. He took $18,000 cash and fled the scene.
The thief is then believed to have carried out four burglaries on May 23.
At 9 a.m., the burglar walked through the unlocked front door of a home at 37th Avenue and 108th St. He took a Samsung S5 cellphone and fled.
He burglarized another home near the same intersection at 11:20 a.m., entering through a locked front door and taking $900 cash.
At 12:20 a.m., he entered through a locked front door near 39th Avenue and 102nd Street. He took off with $9,700 work of cash and $4,000 of camera equipment.
Finally, he climbed through a locked window at a residence near 37th Avenue and 108th Street at 11:30 p.m. He took off with $490 cash.
The final known burglary took place on May 29 at 12:10 p.m. at a home near Britton Avenue and Hampton Street. The burglar took $1,300 worth of electronics.
The suspect is described as being about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 150 pounds, between 18 and 25 years old, with tattoos around his neck. He was last seen wearing a red jacket, red shirt, blue jeans and a black and red Cincinnati Reds baseball cap.
Anyone with information regarding to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)