LOWER EAST SIDE —A man was arrested last week for breaking into a Clinton Street apartment and stealing a $400 bicycle — one of five burglaries that occurred within a block of each other between Dec. 23 and Jan. 3, police said.
Bashier Bashier, 22, was cuffed on Jan. 13 and charged with burglary for breaking into a Clinton Street apartment on Dec. 27 and making off with a $400 Cannondale bicycle, according to a criminal complaint.
Prosecutors have reviewed surveillance footage showing Bashier leaving the apartment with the stolen bike, according to the complaint.
The break-in is one of five incidents in a burglary pattern that resulted in thousands of dollars worth of stolen property, police said. Bashier has only been arrested and charged with the the theft of the Cannondale bicycle, but is still considered a suspect in the remaining incidents in the pattern, according to police.
The resident of another Clinton Street apartment who went on vacation on Dec. 23 and returned on Jan 2 discovered a safe missing that contained $300 cash, a checkbook, a credit card, a Burberry watch, and a Nixon watch, altogether worth around $2,275, as well as a $350 Xbox and a $150 small wooden box, police said.
Three nearby Rivington Street apartments were also burglarized within the same time frame, according to police. One resident on Jan. 1 reported his $450 Dartmouth class ring had been stolen, according to authorities.
In a neighboring building, an Italian tourist reported a backpack with a passport and roughly $5,400 worth of electronics was stolen, while a resident of the same building reported her MacBook and headphones, worth $1,350 altogether, were stolen, according to police reports. Both incidents occurred on Jan. 3.
Bashier is currently being held at the Manhattan Detention Complex, Department of Corrections records show. His bail has been set at $50,000 cash or $75,000 bond.
Bashier's attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.