MANHATTAN — A shirtless teen burglar who broke into the Indonesian consulate to swipe vodka and a van later tried to bribe police with his loot when they caught him for another break-in Tuesday, officials said.
David Rivera, 18, and his partner in crime, a 16-year-old girl, first broke into a Bronx hotel room at 1776 Eastchester Road, near Marconi Street, about 2:45 a.m. Sunday to steal a pocketbook full of cash and a Coach wallet full of credit cards, NYPD officials said.
Then Monday, the pair used an unlocked side door to enter the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia at 5 E. 68th St., near Fifth Avenue, and grabbed a case of Vodka, a Samsung tablet and a suitcase full of clothes before fleeing in a consular Honda Odyssey, police said.
The duo Tuesday returned to the hotel at 1776 Eastchester Road where hotel security officials recognized him and called the NYPD, police said.
As police were cuffing Rivera, he tried to bribe them with the booze and van he stole from the consulate and some cash, an NYPD spokesman said Wednesday.
Rivera, who is homeless, is facing charges including burglary, grand larceny, trespassing and bribery, police said.
He was previously arrested this year for marijuana possession and petit larceny, an NYPD spokesman said.
The 16-year-old girl, who lives in Allerton, faced all the same burglary charges as Rivera, police said.
She was also arrested this year on a petit larceny charge, police said.