Cops nab half of alleged Bushwick burglary team – Metro US

Cops nab half of alleged Bushwick burglary team

Cops nab half of alleged Bushwick burglary team

Half of a duo of burglars police said already made off with more than $20,000 worth of stolen goods is behind bars.

Police said they caught Sapphire Soto, 21, in the middle of a heist on Nov. 5 at around 12:35 a.m.

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Authorities weren’t able to say where Soto was apprehended, but that she and her still unidentified companion had busted a padlock into the store minutes before officers were able to grab her.

Her accomplice, described as a man standing at about 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighing 150 pounds last seen wearing eyeglasses, remains on the loose.

Investigators tied the thieving twosome to at least four burglaries in Bushwick between September and October 2015.

They were caught on camera placing stolen items — including $10,000 worth of eyeglasses and frames as well as $10,800 in cash — into a push cart before walking away from the scene of the crime.

In all the incidents, the two busted the locks of stores along Irving and Knickerbocker avenues after hours.

Soto, an Ocean Hill resident, faces four burglary charges.