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Burglar Targets Senior Home, Takes Food and Clothes from 78-Year-Old: NYPD

By Gustavo Solis | October 12, 2017 12:15pm
 The NYPD believe this man is responsible for a string of robberies in Washington Heights, including one that involved a 78-year-old woman.
The NYPD believe this man is responsible for a string of robberies in Washington Heights, including one that involved a 78-year-old woman.
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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A burglar has been targeting senior homes and elderly people in and around Fort Washington Avenue, police said.

During a seven-day period between Sept. 21 and Sept. 28, the suspect broke into a senior home twice, stole two bags of clothes and canned food from a 78-year-old woman, and stole tools from the basement of an apartment complex, according to the NYPD.

Police released a photo and video of the suspect Thursday, hoping someone in Washington Heights can identify their suspect and call their Crime Stoppers hotline.

The burglary involving the 78-year-old woman happened about 10 p.m. on Fort Washington Avenue, near West 106th Street, on Sept. 23, according to the NYPD.

The burglar targeted Riverstone Senior Life Services, a public housing development for seniors at 99 Fort Washington Ave., on Sept. 21 and again on Sept. 25, police said.

During his first visit, the burglar broke into the basement and broke some windows but did not take anything. On his return trip, the burglar broke into the maintenance room and stole several tools, according to the NYPD.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).