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Bushwick Burglary Couple Snatches $8K in Gear from Construction Sites: NYPD

By Gwynne Hogan | May 15, 2017 12:59pm
 Police are looking for these two burglars.
Police are looking for these two burglars.
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BUSHWICK — A pair of burglars stole $7,994 worth of equipment from construction sites and a vacant apartment in a string of capers dating back to January, according to police.

The thieves first struck in an unsuccessful break-in on Jan. 22 at a building under construction at 1028 Madison St., where they tried to pry open a tool box but fled empty handed just before midnight, police said.

On Jan. 31 at 5 p.m., the burglars used a heavy object to smash the window of a vacant building at 1050 Decatur St. and made off with $2,380 worth of gear from the site, which is owned by MW Construction.

A representative for the company couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

On April 5 at 4 p.m., the thieves entered a site at 1363 Hancock St. and stole $5,080 worth of construction gear, fleeing through a basement door.

In their final burglary on April 20 at 10:50 p.m., they were captured on surveillance camera footage entering 946 Bushwick Ave., where the couple pried open the door of a vacant apartment and snatched $534 of construction gear from inside.

The man is thought to be in his late fifties and the woman in her late thirties.

An NYPD spokesman said it took them several weeks to release the video footage of the most recent incident because of the length of time it took to establish a pattern.

Anyone with information can call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.