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Burglaries Strike Ludlow Street Apartments a Block Apart, NYPD Says

By Allegra Hobbs | August 31, 2017 1:45pm

LOWER EAST SIDE — Two Ludlow Street apartments roughly a block apart were recently burglarized within the span of a few days, police said, resulting in a haul of stolen belongings valued at more than $3,000.

A 37-year-old woman who lives between Stanton and Houston streets left her apartment Aug. 17 at around 7 p.m. and came back Aug. 20 at 11 p.m. to find the space in disarray, police said.

She then discovered a $150 fur blanket had been taken from the apartment, according to a police report. The victim told police her apartment had been locked and no one else had a key to the place.

About a block away, between Rivington and Stanton streets, two women aged 24 and 26 left their apartment Aug. 21 at 8:30 a.m. and came back hours later to find their rear window opened in what they described as an unusual way and footprints on the window sill.

They also noticed their pricey electronics and designer watches missing, altogether valued at $2,055, police said.

The thief had taken a MacBook Air, valued at $1,000, an orange Emporio Armani watch valued at $200, a $200 Dunhill Wellington rose gold watch, a $200 Michael Kors watch, a $300 necklace, plus $100 in cash and a $50 phone charger, according to a police report. 

Police were still investigating the burglaries.