Sept. 15, 2016 Staff Report
The police have identified a person of interest in regards to two Sunnyside burglaries that occurred in July.
Alex Castro, a 29-year-old Hispanic man, has been identified in connection with both incidents, though no charges have been brought against him as of yet.
The first burglary happened at 3:20 p.m. on July 15 around 43rd Avenue and 44th Street, when two men illegally entered a private residence and stole $1,400 cash, jewelry valued at $8,000 and some electronics, before fleeing on foot.
The second burglary took place on July 29, when the same men entered an apartment on 44th street between 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. and took a laptop and six small diamonds.
The men involved in the robbery were described as a bald black man with a beard wearing Nike sneakers, a black shirt, and olive cargo shorts, and a man with a beard and long dark hair wearing blue Nike sneakers, a baseball cap, a black t-shirt, and denim shorts.
No arrests have been made as of yet and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with further information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).