Queens burglar cuts holes through ceilings for cash, lottery tickets

queens burglar
Wearing a hoodie and a headlamp, the suspect broke through a supermarket ceiling at and made off with lottery tickets, calling cards and cash.
Credit: NYPD

Police are on the lookout for a man caught on camera in connection with two Queens burglaries.

The suspect cut holes through the ceilings of Ozone Park businesses in both incidents, authorities said.

The first reported incident took place sometime between Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at a 99 cent store. The man allegedly climbed through the store’s ceiling and took cash.

Surveillance cameras at the second burglary caught the suspect at a Super Pioneer Supermarket on Feb. 5 less than a mile from the 99 cent store.

Wearing a hoodie and a headlamp, the man broke through the ceiling about 3:52 a.m. and made off with lottery tickets, calling cards and cash.

The NYPD asks anyone with information regarding the burglary or any of the men pictured to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or submit a tip online.

Tips can also be texted to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

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