Dec. 21, 2020 By Allie Griffin
A man broke into an Astoria apartment building last month and snatched several packages from the lobby that were worth hundreds of dollars.
The man allegedly used a screwdriver to disable the front door lock of a building near 36th Avenue and 31st Street at 4 a.m. on Nov. 30, police said.
He grabbed numerous packages that were delivered to the building lobby and took off on a bicycle northbound down 31st Street.
The value of the packages totaled more than $430, police said.
The suspect is described as a man with a dark complexion, a close-cut shaved hair and a beard. He is approximately 6 foot 1 and weighs 185 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a black jacket, dark blue jeans and gray sneakers, police said.
The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect on Friday.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.