Sept. 6, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
A man stole some items from a Long Island City museum storage facility after scaling the roof of the building, police say.
The man began by entering the building, running half a block between 32nd Place and 33rd Street and along 48th Avenue, at the 47-00 33rd St. entrance just before 6 p.m. on Aug. 30.
The man then made his way up to the building’s roof and walked across to the roof of 47-29 32nd Pl., the storage site for the American Folk Art Museum, based in Manhattan.
Using an exterior staircase, the man walked down the side of the building and forced open a window to go inside the storage space, where he stole an unspecified amount of property, police say.
An NYPD spokesperson said an inventory will be done to determine exactly what was stolen and the total value of the goods.
The suspect is described as black, and last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a red shirt, black pants, and yellow work boots.
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.