Burglar Took Over 50 Cellphones from Queens Stores, Cops Say

By Katie Honan on October 3, 2013 4:05pm 

 The alleged burglar broke into eight stores in Queens and tookd cell phones, iPads and designer handbags
The alleged burglar broke into eight stores in Queens and tookd cell phones, iPads and designer handbags
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QUEENS — What the cell?

Cops are looking for a man who busted through glass windows and doors of cellphone stores around Queens and swiped iPads, designer handbags and phones.

The eight early morning burglaries in five separate stores started in May at a T-Mobile store in Corona and spanned through August, police said.

During the spree, the suspect hit three of the stores twice each, including two that were just blocks from each other on Junction Boulevard, according to police.

In the first incident, on May 22, the suspect allegedly took three iPhones and three Samsung Galaxy phones from the store at 57-05 Junction Blvd.

The alleged burglar continued throughout the summer, breaking into stores in Corona, Forest Hills and Fresh Meadows and stealing more than 50 phones.

He also took iPads and, at one location, he grabbed seven Louis Vuitton handbags in the spree, that lasted throgh Aug. 23, police said.

Video taken from surveillance cameras at a store in June show the suspect dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt and a black baseball hat.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS, visit NYPDCrimeStoppers.com or text tips to 274637, then enter TIPS577.

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