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Burglar Steals Power Tools from 5 Parked Vehicles in Bed-Stuy, NYPD Says

By Noah Hurowitz | August 8, 2017 1:12pm
 The NYPD suspects the same man in a string of five commercial vehicle burglaries in Bed-Stuy in July, according to a police report.
The NYPD suspects the same man in a string of five commercial vehicle burglaries in Bed-Stuy in July, according to a police report.
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A serial burglar has been targeting vehicles in Bed-Stuy, stealing tools and other valuables from five different cars and vans over a two-week period, according to police.

The bandit first struck July 10, at about 7:10 a.m., when he broke into a commercial vehicle on Myrtle Avenue between Lewis Avenue and Marcus Garvey Boulevard, swiping power tools from the van, according to a police report.

A week later, at about 8 a.m. on July 17, the power-tool-hungry burglar broke into another commercial vehicle parked on Lewis Avenue at Myrtle Avenue and fled with more tools, police said.

On July 23, just before 5 a.m., he broke into a commercial vehicle parked on Bedford Avenue near Lafayette Avenue and stole power tools before fleeing, police said.

Later that day, at about 4:30 p.m., another victim found he had fallen prey to the burglar when he returned to his vehicle after parking it overnight on Nostrand Avenue at Willoughby Avenue, only to find the driver-side door broken and his tools vanished, according to a police report.

He struck once more sometime between 6 p.m. on July 27 and 5 p.m. on July 28, when the owner of a van parked on Willoughby Avenue between Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Throop Avenue returned to find his driver-side door broken and tools missing, police said.

The suspect in all five break-ins was last seen wearing all black with a black baseball cap as he left the scene of the break-in on Willoughby Avenue, according to surveillance footage released by police.