June 24, 2016 Staff Report
Even thieves are starting to take advantage of the real estate boom.
Police are searching for two men who gained entry to a Queens Plaza development site and stole copper pipe and fittings.
The alleged crime took place at 41-22 24th Street, a site where a 12-story, 87-unit building is nearing completion. The incident took place on May 31st at 6 pm, according to police.
The suspects allegedly got onto the site by breaking the padlock and chain. They then smashed in a basement door before removing the equipment and fleeing the scene, police said.
Police describe the individuals as males, black, approximately 30-40 years of age, last seen wearing construction uniforms.
Police have released a surveillance video of the suspects and are asking anyone with any information to call Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.