By Jon Cronin, Editor
Police are looking for two prolific Queens burglars who have stolen approximately $50,000 from nine homes throughout the borough in the past four months.
All of the burglaries have occurred within in the 104th Precinct—all in Maspeth—and no injuries have been reported. In four of the illegal home entries, nothing was stolen. The spree began on Oct. 23 when a 68-year-old woman on the corner of Calamus Avenue and 74th Street in
Maspeth noticed that her jewelry was missing. Police discovered that two men entered her home through the rear entrance, but it appears that nothing was stolen.
On Nov. 10, the pair entered a home near 64th Street and 53rd Drive in Maspeth through the rear of the property and stole jewelry, cash and electronics valued at $23,000 from a 59-year-old woman.
At 69th Street and 53rd Avenue in Maspeth, the burglars entered a home on Nov. 13 at 9:15 a.m. through the front door. The homeowner noticed that her front door was open and called police. The NYPD said that the two entered through an open window by a fire escape and removed cash, jewelry and electronics worth a total of $11,900.
On Nov. 26, a 29-year-old woman came home and found her house at 53rd Road and 70th Street in shambles and called the police. The burglars broke in through the rear and stole $2,500 in jewelry and cash.
Three days later, they burglarized another home near 52nd Road and 69th Street. A 36-year-old man noticed his home had been burglarized and reported $500 stolen.
A robbery near Maurice Avenue and 67th street was one of the duo’s biggest hauls. They stole $11,255 in jewelry and cash. The 47-year-old home owner called the police at 10:30 a.m.
On Dec. 10, 18 and 22, the duo broke into three more homes in Maspeth, but did not steal anything. The first man is described as a Hispanic man who was last seen wearing a dark stripped jacket and gray pants, while the second suspect was a Hispanic man who was last seen wearing a dark cap, dark jacket blue jeans and dark shoes.
Anyone with information in regards 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 by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.