Police Seek Suspect in String of Rooftop Burglaries in Astoria

By Jeanmarie Evelly on January 31, 2013 10:31am 

ASTORIA — Police have released video surveillance footage of a man wanted in connection with three burglaries in Astoria, in which he entered the buildings by cutting a hole in the roof, the NYPD said Thursday.

The suspect allegedly broke into three locations on Broadway in Astoria in December, police said.

On Christmas Eve around 3 a.m., he cut a hole in the roof of the Rite Aid at 47-07 Broadway, but didn't actually enter the building. That same night, around 5 a.m., he entered Zac Deli on Broadway in the same way and took off with cash and merchandise.

The suspect hit another location a week later on Dec. 31, breaking into Stop and Go deli on Broadway and stealing merchandise.

The man is described as a dark-skinned black male between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-11, and was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with a "G-Unit" logo on the front, white and orange Air Max Nike sneakers and dark-colored jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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