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Man used fire escapes in string of Queens burglaries: Police

The suspect has allegedly broken into five homes dating back to December.

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

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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