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Thief Steals Television, Tablet From Storage Room Within Residential Building in Astoria: NYPD

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Feb. 10, 2019 Staff Report

Police are searching for a man who broke into an Astoria building and made off with electronics from a storage room in a burglary last month.

The unidentified man entered a building near 33rd Street and 34th Avenue through an unlocked door at around 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 7, and made his way to the basement storage area, also unlocked.

Once inside, he stole a Vizio television and a Samsung tablet, and fled through the front door in an unknown direction, police said.

The suspect is described as white or Hispanic, around 30 years of age, and about 5 feet 7 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black hooded winter jacket, camouflage pants and black sneakers.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit

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Sara Ross

Unlocked door? Sounds like an inside job to me because I would think that the people who store their things in there would make sure the door was locked when they left. Unless they were looking at their phone and not concentrating on what they were doing – a common occurrence these days wherever you go.


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