PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS — Police are looking for those responsible for burglarizing four Flatbush Avenue stores recently, breaking through gates, doors and windows to steal cash, and in one case, designer clothing.
The first break-in happened at Euphoria clothing boutique at 759 Flatbush Ave., just south of Clarkson Avenue, around 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 23. Police said an unknown suspect forcibly broke into the boutique’s front gate and door and removed $2,900 in property, including 15 pairs of golden denim jeans, eight Brooklyn Nets sweatshirts and a PRSVR designer jacket.
A witness near the store at the time told police he saw the suspect fleeing with the merchandise southbound on Flatbush Avenue.
The second burglary happened about two weeks later at the Lincoln Neighborhood Pharmacy at 723 Flatbush Ave. near Parkside Avenue, police said. The shop was closed for the night around 7:45 p.m. on Feb. 4 when a suspect or suspects forced open the back door and removed about $3,000 in cash and the pharmacy’s hard drive containing its surveillance footage.
And five nights later, two stores on the avenue were hit within hours of each other, police said. The first break-in happened at the Associated supermarket at 650 Flatbush Ave., where a suspect broke into a back door around 2:50 a.m., tried to open a cash register, but fled empty-handed.
Then at approximately 4 a.m., just down the street at the MangoSeed restaurant at 757 Flatbush Ave., a suspect or suspects broke into a back window, cracked open a safe inside the eatery and made off with about $20,000 in cash, police said.
Investigators have not identified the suspect or suspects who are responsible for the break-ins, but believe they are related.