GREENPOINT — Police have caught one of the two men suspected in a month-long burglary spree across Greenpoint, Bushwick and Williamsburg, a source said.
The NYPD caught one of the suspects whose photos were released by police in connection to up to 19 burglaries across the borough, according to a source. He was arrested on Saturday but has not yet been charged because he's currently in the hospital with a prior health condition, according to sources.
DNAinfo is withholding his name until the District Attorney's office charges him.
Authorities continue the hunt for the man's accomplice, releasing more surveillance photos of him Wednesday, officials said.
The burglars entered mostly unlocked apartments in the dead of night, snatching whatever possessions they could near the homes' entrances, according to police. They stole mostly small amounts of cash, keys and electronics, police said.
In two cases, victims heard or saw the burglars enter their apartment and chased them out, police said
At first police believed the pair were involved in 17 burglaries dating back to Feb. 19, but later linked them to two more.
The two new burglaries include one that took place on March 22 near Skillman and Manhattan Avenues where the perpetrators snatched $800 and a second in Carroll Gardens that took place on March 12.
Captain Peter Rose, head of Greenpoint's 94th Precinct told Brookyln residents, "Lock your doors and put your valuables away."
Anyone with information is asked to call NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.