Sept. 4, 2019 By Shane O’Brien
Police are looking for a man who broke into an Astoria apartment and stole $13,000 worth of valuables last week.
The burglary took place in the vicinity of Hoyt Avenue South and 27th Street at around 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, according to the NYPD.
Police said that a 27-year-old woman returned home at 7:30 p.m. on the same day and found that $13,000 worth of jewelry was missing.
Subsequent investigations found that a man had broken into the apartment through a secure front door. Once inside, he took the jewelry and fled the scene in an unknown direction.
The man was caught by a surveillance camera snooping around the apartment.
Police describe him as a Hispanic male between 20 and 30 years of age. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, blue shirt and black shirts. He wore a mask to partially cover his face.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.