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Thieves Wanted for 12 Burglaries in Astoria, Woodside Homes; Stole Jewelry, Cash: NYPD

Image of one of the suspects in a series of Astoria and Woodside break-ins. (DCPI)

March 6, 2019  By Meghan Sackman

Police are searching for a pair of burglars behind a string of break-ins in Astoria and Woodside dating back to late November, with more than $77,000 in jewelry stolen, along with electronics and thousands in cash.

The two thieves, who are believed to have stolen $77,000 in jewelry in three Astoria break-ins on Feb. 8, have since been connected to nine additional burglaries, police announced today.

One or both of the burglars first broke into a residence near 25th Ave and 42nd Street on Nov. 30 at around 9:30 a.m., where they forced open the front door and stole $200 in cash and electronics from the 27-year-old resident.

The duo then hit two homes near 45th Street and 30th Road on Jan. 11. The first break-in happened at 7:50 a.m. that day, and resulted in jewelry being stolen. The next burglary happened just 10 minutes later at 8 a.m., when the two ransacked a home belonging to a 75-year-old resident, but did not manage to steal any property.

The third break-in happened hours later at around 3:25 p.m., when the two forced opened the front door of a 35-year-old’s home near 48th Street and Broadway and stole jewelry from inside.

The pair returned three days later for more burglaries, this time heading to a 35-year-old man’s home by 41st Street and 30th Avenue. The thieves broke into the home at around 9:15 a.m. on Jan. 15, and stole 12 uncashed checks and about $2,700 in cash.

On Jan 31 at around 3 p.m., the duo forced their way into a 63-year-old woman’s home near 56th Street and 32nd Avenue by way of a rear window, eventually stealing jewelry and multiple uncased checks from the site.

Apart from the three Astoria break-ins on Feb. 8, the serial burglars also broke into area homes during three days in February, police said.

The two stole jewelry from a home near 46th Street and 34th Avenue after forcing open the front door at around midday on Feb. 13.

On Feb. 16, the burglars hit a 22-year-old woman’s residence in the vicinity of 43rd Street and 35th Avenue, where they stole electronics, jewelry and $700 in cash at around 3:15 p.m.

Last weekend—the latest incident on the list—the two attempted to break into a 47-year-old woman’s home by 43rd Street and 35th Avenue at around 10:30 a.m. by pushing in a window air conditioner. The victim, however, looked out her window, causing the thieves to flee.

The two suspects are both described as light-skinned and approximately 30 years old. One of the suspects is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weights about 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing dark jeans, white sneakers, and a hooded sweatshirt.

The second suspect is about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, and white sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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12 Comments

tommers

I think some other countries have the right idea on how to deal with this. After they are caught, remove the hands, and then set them ablaze. This will definitely deter them from doing this again because of the requirements of consciousness and regular the taking in and processing of oxygen to continue to break into peoples houses and rob them etc. This will also save tax payers money. Send the bill for helpful surgery, the match and flammables to next of kin. True, some may argue, but this does not match the crime since it does not involve extended torture. To that I say, have a heart. We must be better than them.

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great idea

Yeah, it’s not like the 8th amendment exists and we have protections against cruel and unusual punishment. Why should our legal system be any more sophisticated than Saudi Arabia?!

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Anonymous

Millennials didn’t grow up in this city when murders where regularly happening, when buildings were burning, cars stripped and abandoned, purse snatchings everywhere. They don’t know any better. They think NYC is some Sex in the City movie set-taking selfies while vermin robs them of their shit. Wake up. Crime is being ignored. The biggest criminal enterprise in the world is the Unites States government you nerd. But keep criticizing commenters on this dumb site that copies and pastes stories.

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Jon

And what do millennials have to do with it? Or being a sanctuary city? Correlation doesn’t mean causation.

This guy Pat Macnamara blames broad groups of people with no evidence for these “street” crimes (including millennials lol) but doesn’t say anything about one of the biggest criminal enterprises in the world regarding their crimes.

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Anonymous

Criticize the lowlives who are robbing people you loser-not commenters who are sick and tired of what is happening around them.

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Idea man

Better yet– let’s criticize the criminals AND racist Trump supporters like Pat Macnamaracist

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Jon

Catholic church –> child rapes, pedophiles, nun assaults, cover-ups, tax exempt status.

Not ONCE have you called for the church to be shut down! NOT ONCE!

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Anonymous

Way to conflate issues. What does the church have to do with the scourge of break ins?

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Pat Macnamara

Sanctuary city. Criminals are free to rob, rape, shoot guns into crowds in broad daylight, drink and smoke weed in public, farebeat, and urinate anywhere they like with impunity. meanwhile Mayor McSleaze spends taxpayer dollars like a sailor on leave, ignoring glaring problems such as crime. Police commissioner pads the stats telling the public crime is down. Public, overrun with douchebag millennials, trusts all information dispersed.

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Pat Macnamaracist

Wow, that’s a lot of regurgitated rants all rolled into one. It’s like watching a tape of Fox News on fast-forward.

Are sanctuary cities to blame for this robbery, or millennials? Is there some indication that the criminals are immigrants, or is this just you run-of-the-mill Trumpeter racism?

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Mario

LOL. Couldn’t decide who to blame so you just threw in all the “liberal” causes?

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