Man used fire escapes in string of Queens burglaries: Police - Metro US

Man used fire escapes in string of Queens burglaries: Police

This man is wanted for allegedly entering five Queens homes dating back to Decembe

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a burglar wanted for breaking into various Queens homes — dating back to December — while using fire escapes.

The first incident occurred on Dec. 20, 2015 at about 7 p.m. when the suspect entered a first floor apartment near 63rd Drive and Fitchett Street in Rego Park using a rear window, authorities said. He took several election items, jewelry and $60 before he fled through the door.

On Dec. 31, 2015 the suspect struck again in the mid-afternoon after he entered an apartment on Saunders Street using a fire escape and took jewelry, police said.

Less than a month later on Jan. 16 the man allegedly entered another apartment on Saunders Street while using a fire escape and took an undetermined amount of money and a Wii U game system.

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On Jan. 28 the suspect entered an apartment on Queens Boulevard, again while using a fire escape, and took an empty pocketbook, according to police.

The most recent incident occurred on Feb. 8 when the man allegedly returned to Saunders Street and entered an apartment using a fire escape and took computer equipment, camera equipment and jewelry.

Police describe the suspect as a black man, 45 year old, 6 feet tall and 170 pounds.

After the first incident, he was seen wearing a black hat, grey coat and tan pants.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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