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Serial Criminal Caught Trying to Burglarize Flatiron Building: NYPD

By Noah Hurowitz | December 8, 2016 4:28pm

FLATIRON — A serial criminal arrested and released three times in the past three months without bail was caught yet again after police say he broke into the basement of an apartment building in Flatiron.

Javon Segrede, 25, snuck into the basement of 225 Fifth Ave., which overlooks Madison Square Park, just before 2 a.m. on Dec. 3 after entering through an emergency exit door, police said.

Segrede headed for an area of the basement that contained workers’ lockers and rifled through their belongings before heading to the building’s package area to rifle through residents’ mail, but a witness spotted him and reported him to police.

Segrede was arraigned on charges of burglary, according to a spokeswoman for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. He was ordered held on $15,000 bail, $30,000 bond and is due back in Manhattan criminal court on Thursday.

He was arrested Nov. 2 for trespassing in The Bronx and was released without bail, court records show. He had been free without bail after an Oct. 21 arrest in The Bronx for harassment, assault and menacing — in which he was hit with an order of protection, court records online show.

Segrede had been released without bail on Oct. 16 in connection with a Sept. 29 incident in The Bronx in which he knocked a store employee to the ground while trying to shoplift, according to a criminal complaint. He was charged with robbery, criminal possession of stolen property, grand larceny and petit larceny, court records show.

He was supposed to be released under supervision, according to court records online, but details of which agency was supposed to be supervising him were not immediately available.

He had been arrested on Sept. 8 in The Bronx for aggravated harassment following a domestic violence incident, according to court documents online. He was also released without bail in connection to that case, records show.

He also has an open case in Manhattan stemming from a Jan. 30 arrest for harassment, records show.

A lawyer for Segrede did not immediately respond to a request for comment.