Cops Hunting for Burglar Stealing Money From Change Machines

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on May 24, 2013 10:31am 

 Suspect's image was caught on surveillance camera.
Suspect's image was caught on surveillance camera.
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QUEENS — Cops are looking for a burglar who broke into 13 apartment buildings in Rego Park, Forest Hills and Jackson Heights in five weeks, stealing money from change machines located in the basements.

In most cases, the suspect broke into buildings in the middle of the night, stealing unspecified amount of cash from the machines, cops said.

Several buildings were burglarized twice on the same day.

The burglary spree began on April 18, when the man broke into a building on Saunders Street in Rego Park, police said.

On April 24, he broke into two apartment buildings in Rego Park, also on Saunders Street.

On May 10, between 1:30 and 3 a.m. the suspect burglarized four buildings on 69th and 70th streets in Jackson Heights.

The most recent break-in occurred on May 20 on Austin Street in Forest Hills.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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