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Cops Hunt Suspect in Seven Attempted Burglaries in Brooklyn Heights

By Aidan Gardiner | October 11, 2012 12:44pm

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — The NYPD is asking for the public's help to find a suspect who attempted to burglarize seven apartments in Brooklyn in just two hours earlier this month.

The man began his predawn burglary spree at 75 Henry St. at 4:30 a.m., police said. The burglar broke into five apartments there over the next 90 minutes — but came away empty-handed because a tenant was home each time, police said.

Undeterred, the suspect bounced over to 75 Livingston St., where he tried to burglarize two more homes. Those burglary attempts failed, too, because someone was in those homes, cops said.

No one appeared to be injured.

Surveillance video at 75 Livingston Street captured the alleged burglar. The NYPD released the video late Wednesday.

He is described as being between 20 and 30 years old. He is tall and bald, police said, and was wearing a white T-shirt with jeans and a black backpack slung off his shoulder at the time of the attempted burglaries.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.