QUEENS — Police are looking for a man who they say stole at least $47,000 worth of jewelry as well as cash and other valuables from five Kew Gardens apartments in less than three weeks.
The spree began on May 18, when the suspect broke into an apartment near the intersection of Lefferts Boulevard and Metropolitan Avenue around 6 a.m. and stole several pieces of jewelry, police said.
He struck again on May 29, when he burglarized another apartment at the same intersection around 6:30 a.m. and made off with $40,000 worth of jewelry, authorities said.
He then hit three apartments in about eight hours. On June 5, he broke into one at 115th Street and 84th Avenue around 7:45 a.m., making off with $500 in Canadian currency, sunglasses and a watch, before robbing another one at 83rd Avenue and Kew Gardens Road around 11:15 a.m. where he stole $5,500 worth of jewelry. He then enter the third one at 118th Street and 83rd Avenue around 3:30 p.m. and swiping $1,500 worth of jewelry.
It was not immediately clear what tools the suspect used to enter the apartments, police said.
The NYPD described the man as approximately 25 to 35 years old and released several surveillance images Wednesday showing him during various incidents.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.