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Police Seek Two Men Allegedly Involved in Nine Sunnyside/Woodside Burglaries in Past 3 Months

One of the suspects (NYPD)

One of the suspects (NYPD)

Jan. 5, 2016 Staff Report

The police are searching for two men who have allegedly burglarized nine apartments throughout Sunnyside and Woodside in the past three months.

The men allegedly broke into the apartments by picking the apartment door lock before taking off with electronic equipment, jewelry and cash, police said. The incidents took place during daylight hours.

The police did not provide the exact locations of the alleged break-ins. However, the NYPD did provide some details.

The first incident took place between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm on Saturday, Oct. 3, when the suspect(s) broke into an apartment on 50th Street and fled with an Omega watch and a Samsung tablet.

The second incident took place between 3 pm and 5 pm on Sunday, Oct. 4, when the suspect(s) entered an apartment on 49th Street and took off with an Apple iPad, jewelry, $200 in cash, four cellphones and four watches.

The next break-in took place between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm on Monday, Oct. 19, when the suspect(s) entered an apartment on 53 Street and removed a Macbook Pro, a bicycle, a paycheck for $650, a necklace and multiple credit cards.

A little over two weeks later, on Wednesday, Nov. 4, the suspect(s) entered an apartment on 55th Street between 3 pm and 5 pm and took off with multiple pieces of jewelry, a Mac laptop and $12,000 in cash.

The next incident took place between 7:30 am on Nov. 5 and 12:30 am on Nov. 6 when the suspect(s) entered an apartment on 56 Street. In this case, they failed to remove any property.

On Tuesday Nov. 17, between 9:20 am and 8:00 pm, the suspect(s) entered an apartment on 47 Street and fled with an iPhone, jewelry, electronics, and $46 in cash.

A month later, on Saturday, Dec. 19, the suspect(s) entered an apartment on 49th Street between 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm and removed a Macbook, clothing, $700 in cash, and multiple pieces of jewelry.

On Tuesday, Dec. 22, between 8:45 am and 6:45 pm, the suspect(s) entered an apartment on 52 Street and removed a digital camera.

Later that day, between 2:30 pm and 3:15 pm, one of the suspects had entered an apartment on 43 Avenue when the 45 year-old female victim entered and observed him.  The suspect fled through a window and up a fire escape.  No proceeds were taken.

The suspects are described as follows:

1: Male, 50 to 60 years-old

2: Male, 40 to 45 years-old

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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No mention of the ones from November 5th through, November 16th 2015 that occurred on 39th st 40th st and 41st st between 43rd and Skillman Avenue

heather grady

It’s probably the drunk and drug guys that hang out in triangle park one name Pete another Rich


That’s a pretty unique leather cap… Just saying it’s not seen much any more and likely that it’s his goto cap


Yes, make sure you tell your landlord the lobby door isn’t closing. 3 weeks ago it seem like every lobby door was damaged on purpose. They yank on them so the door doesn’t align thus leaving it open.

David rosenberg

Who were the robbers? The guys going upstairs, backs to the camera, or the guy coming downstairs?


This has been reported on NY1 all day today I am told. Lets put an end to this nonsense. If your lobby door isn’t locking properly, report it to the Super and/or landlord ASAP


Definitely getting a real wiseguy vibe from the characters in the video.
Odd lists of things to have laying around.
12,000 in cash?
4 phones?


It is always mentioned if the suspects appear black or hispanic. Why not mention race when they seem to be caucasian?


Correction. They always mention on the news when the perp is white, but HARDLY EVER mention their race when they are black or hispanic. Gotta love mainstream media!


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