June 14, 2017 Staff Report
The police are looking for a man who broke into five Kew Gardens homes in the past month and made off with about $50,000 in cash and jewelry.
Police said that the first burglary took place on Thursday, May 18 at around 6:00 am when the suspect entered a residential building within the vicinity of Lefferts Boulevard and Metropolitan Avenue, used an unknown object to enter an apartment and removed jewelry.
Then on Monday, May 29 at about 6:30 am, the suspect entered a residential building in the same Lefferts Blvd/Metropolitan Avenue area, used an unknown object to enter into an apartment and took $40,000 in jewelry,
One week later, on Monday, June 5, the suspect broke into three apartments.
The first incident took place at around 7:45 am within the vicinity of 115 Street and 84 Avenue when the suspect removed $500 in Canadian currency, sunglasses and a watch. Hours later, at 11:15 am, the suspect broke into an apartment in the vicinity of 83rd Avenue and Kew Gardens Road and removed $5,500 worth of jewelry. Later that day, at 3:30 pm, the suspect entered a residential building within in the vicinity of 118 Street and 83 Avenue, used an unknown object to enter an apartment and removed $1,500 worth of jewelry.
Police describe the suspect as black, approximately 25-35 years of age, medium complexion.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS