EAST NEW YORK — Police are on the hunt for a man they suspect to be in his 20s, who they believe was involved in the burglarizing of five shops all on the same street in Brooklyn.
Police say the man broke into commercial establishments on Pitkin Avenue, searched for goods, and walked out with various loot.
The NYPD released a surveillance photo taken at the scene of the most recent incident, captured at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30. The business, at 1661 Pitkin Ave., appeared to be a hair braiding salon, according to web searches.
Four other local businesses have had break-ins by the suspect, police said. On Monday, the man burglarized 1533 Pitkin Ave., at 8:15 a.m., police said. That May 28 location appeared to also be a hair braiding salon, based on online searches.
Another business, at 1744 Pitkin Ave., which is listed as a shoe store with commercial property above it, was robbed on Friday, May 11 at 9:17 a.m., and also again on Wednesday, May 17 at 8:30 a.m., police said.
A business next door at 1742 Pitkin Ave. was also robbed, police said, on Saturday May 19 at 5 a.m.
Police said the suspect has removed various kinds of goods, including cash, computer equipment, and clothing.