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Video shows rock toss shatter Todt Hill glass door during shocking break-in. Men are sought in 3 other incidents.

Video shows rock toss shatter Todt Hill glass door during shocking break-in. Men are sought in 3 other incidents.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The NYPD is asking for the public’s help to find five males sought for questioning in connection with a string of terrifying burglaries where individuals tossed rocks to shatter glass windows and raid upscale Staten Island homes in the middle of the night.

The brazen burglaries and attempted heists were reported in affluent areas of the East and South shores of Staten Island. In some cases, the burglars tried to steal cars, police said, and in one incident in the pattern previously reported in the Advance/SILive.com, culprits drove away in a $400,000 Rolls-Royce sedan.
A shocking video released Wednesday by the NYPD shows five males standing outside a rear, sliding-glass door in a backyard on Todt Hill earlier this week. One of the individuals pitches a large stone into the door, shattering the glass. Four males enter the home through a large hole. The video forwards to show the same four individuals exiting through the hole and running away from the residence.


3 INCIDENTS JUNE 12
The police statement indicates that three incidents occurred in less than an hour on Sunday, June 12. In the first, at about 3:05 a.m. in Tottenville, two unidentified individuals opened a back gate and entered the backyard of a home in the vicinity of Ottavio Promenade and Page Avenue.
The individuals attempted to open the back door of the home, but it was locked, police said. They exited the backyard and fled in a white, four-door sedan.
A few minutes later, around 3:18 a.m., another incident was reported, this time in Prince’s Bay at a home in the vicinity of Hylan Boulevard and Indale Avenue.
Two unidentified individuals attempted to open a rear, sliding door when a female resident saw the would-be intruders and started screaming, police said. The individuals exited the location and fled in a white, four-door sedan. No injuries were reported.
A home in Richmond near Lighthouse Hill, in the vicinity of Saint George Road and Lighthouse Avenue, was targeted at about 3:55 a.m. when two unidentified individuals threw a rock through a first-floor window to enter the home, the police statement said.

Once inside, the individuals removed a set of car keys and drove away in a 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn, according to police.
As previously reported in the Advance/SILive.com, the property owner in Richmond said he and other family members were home during the heist. He tracked down and recovered his own Rolls-Royce in Newark.
The family had been jolted awake by the sound of their home security alarm. Buzzing with adrenaline, the 38-year-old father — who asked to be referred to as John for the purpose of anonymity — went to investigate.
“I was downstairs within seconds while they were pulling out of the driveway,” said John, in an interview conducted through his family’s Ring doorbell. “Obviously [my family] is a little unnerved after everything that’s gone on.”
The morning of the incident, John also noticed a house window was smashed.
“They had to have seen the key because of where it was sitting, and that’s why they broke the window,” he said.

Police asked for the public's help identifying five males in connection with a burglary pattern involving four homes in upscale neighborhoods on Staten Island in June 2022. Rocks were tossed to gain entry to some of the residences. The photo is a screenshot taken from a video of a heist on Monday, June 20, 2022, at about 3:25 a.m. at a home in the vicinity of Benedict Road and Callan Avenue on Todt Hill. (Courtesy of NYPD)

Source - https://www.silive.com/crime-safety/2022/06/video-shows-rock-toss-shatter-todt-hill-house-window-during-break-in-men-are-sought-in-3-other-incidents.html

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‘That's Not Luck:' Group Steals Whole ATMS, $60K Cash From 42 NYC Businesses in 6 Months

‘That's Not Luck:' Group Steals Whole ATMS, $60K Cash From 42 NYC Businesses in 6 Months

Police are searching for a group of five burglars who have stolen ATMs from at least 42 businesses across Brooklyn and Queens over the last six months -- an apparently sophisticated team that is taking not just cash but entire machines in the heists.

Each of the thefts, which started in December, have occurred in the evening or overnight, while the businesses — ranging from donut shops to laundromats — have been closed.

Video provided by the NYPD from a previous burglary on Fulton Street shows one of the thieves pulling the ATM from the wall, then rolling it to an aisle with a broken window. The man and an accomplice on the outside can be seen on video seemingly trying to figure out how to get the cash machine out of the store.

Video from the East New York Deli on Elton Street from early June showed two burglars using a tool to break the lock on a metal gate, while a third person stands watch. When they are done, they raise the gate and smash open a window to climb inside the shop.

One store clerk believes that the suspects must have scoped out his store beforehand.

"The crazy thing, they definitely been here cause they only broke the particular spot where the ATM was. They didn’t break nowhere else, just that," he said. "Unfortunately they seem to know what they’re doing, because 42? That’s not luck anymore."

Police said they are investigating, but have not yet drawn a connection to ATM thefts previously spotlighted by NBC New York in April. Those crooks also hit businesses in Brooklyn and Queens, wheeling entire machines from stores.

The sheer number of ATMs taken in the latest theft pattern — as well as the $60,000 stolen — has local businesses urging police to catch the group quickly.

No arrests have yet been made. An investigation is ongoing.

Source - https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/group-of-thieves-has-stolen-atms-from-42-nyc-businesses-in-6-month-span-police/3738365/
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Watch: LA Burglary Caught On Camera While Homeowner Hides In Bathroom

Watch: LA Burglary Caught On Camera While Homeowner Hides In Bathroom

Security footage captures a home burglary in the Hollywood Hills while the homeowner hid in the bathroom. The Los Angles Police Department was able to identify two of the four suspects from the video, this comes as a wave of brazen crime in the city is being caught on camera.

Source - https://theglobalherald.com/news/watch-la-burglary-caught-on-camera-while-homeowner-hides-in-bathroom/

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Video shows burglars who stole $10k from NYC home, police say

Video shows burglars who stole $10k from NYC home, police say

FLATLANDS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- New video shows two suspects breaking into a Brooklyn home, where they allegedly stole thousands of dollars.

It happened Tuesday afternoon near Avenue I and East 49th Street in the Flatlands neighborhood.

Police say the suspects broke in through a window. Clear surveillance video shows them walking through the place.

Investigators are asking for the public's help tracking down the thieves.

Call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips.

 

Source - https://abc7ny.com/flatlands-burglary-brooklyn-home-invasion-robbery/11573279/

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Sledgehammer Swinging Crew Hits NY Jewelry Store After Owner Goes for Coffee

Sledgehammer Swinging Crew Hits NY Jewelry Store After Owner Goes for Coffee

A brazen smash and grab robbery in the middle of the day earned a fast-moving crew at least $100,000 in stolen jewelry.

Wild surveillance video shows four men in masks and hoodies taking sledgehammers and a crow bar to the front window of Golden Square Jewelry off Broadway in downtown Yonkers.

The owner of the small business says the masked suspects waited, plotting the right time to optimal time to strike. He said the thieves waited outside his store until he went next door for a cup of coffee.

In the span of 90 seconds, the four-man team was able to grab high-valued chains and other jewelry from the front of the store before taking off in a dark SUV. At one point in the video, the manager of the store is seen on the other side of the glass trying to fight off the suspects.

Police caught up to the suspects and briefing pursue them until the SUV crashed into a house on Marshall Road. The men tried running, but three were eventually taken into custody.

Investigators have identified the fourth suspect and believe an additional arrest will be made soon.

Police said it's too early to tell if this crew could be connected to other recent jewelry store smash and grabs in the Bronx.

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Source - https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/sledgehammer-swinging-crew-hits-ny-jewelry-store-after-owner-goes-for-coffee/3687960/

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NYPD: Burglary Suspect Breaks Into 7 Queens Homes, Steals Nearly $122,000 In Property

NYPD: Burglary Suspect Breaks Into 7 Queens Homes, Steals Nearly $122,000 In Property

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are linking a string of burglaries in Queens to a man they say has gotten away with more than $120,000 worth of stolen property.

As CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reported Monday, they need help tracking down the suspect.

According to the NYPD , home surveillance video caught a thief rummaging through a homeowner’s belongings when they were away. Police said it was one of at least seven homes targeted in the East Flushing neighborhood.

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“Everything is on the floor… All the drawers, they emptied all the drawers,” said Jack Chien.

Chien installed a new security system after his home was burglarized during the day on Jan. 26.

Not far away, on a quiet block of 170th Place and Lithonia Avenue, residents were taking a good look at the suspect’s picture.

“They said my neighbor got robbed during the day, they don’t know what time it was,” Jerry Ballesty said. “He came home at night, his place was ransacked, and I live right next door so it’s kind of scary.”

That’s where police say the burglary spree started.

“They were celebrating his daughter’s birthday that night. So, we have to constantly be vigilant,” said Ruben Tejada.

The suspect may not have acted alone. Police said three men broke into a home near Laburnum Avenue and 59th Street and stole $22,000 worth of property.

In all, more than $120,000 in electronics, jewelry and personal items were stolen between Jan. 18 and Feb. 16.

“It’s got you to a point where you’re afraid. I have an alarm system. I’m always locking myself in my home. It isn’t a great way to live,” another resident said.

“We have cameras up now and we watch everything. We put lights on at night,” Ballesty said. “You just have to look out your door and watch things to see what’s going on.”

Residents are frustrated with the burglaries and the overall rise in crime across New York City .

“It’s all around. New York is really disappointing me,” another resident said.

No one was home during any of the Flushing burglaries. One resident believes the suspect watched him leave his house before breaking in.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) , or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) . You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips . All calls are kept confidential.

Source - https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2521467056097/nypd-burglary-suspect-breaks-into-7-queens-homes-steals-nearly-122-000-in-property

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2 men impersonating NYPD officers rob home in the Bronx: New video

2 men impersonating NYPD officers rob home in the Bronx: New video

COUNTRY CLUB, Bronx (WABC) -- New video has been released of two men who posed as NYPD officers to tie-up and rob homeowners in the Bronx.

Footage shows a man wearing an NYPD sweatshirt with a badge hanging around his neck push his way inside.

The incident happened on Tuesday, November 9, near Country Club Road and Polo Place just after 8 a.m.

After showing a gun, the thieves tied up a 50-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman with zip ties.

The robbers then took in off in a white BMW with $30,000 in cash and $100,000 worth of jewelry.

The unoccupied vehicle was recovered shortly after.

Authorities said the suspects were white men in their 50s and 60s.

They're hoping the video will help them catch the crooks.

Source - https://abc7ny.com/home-invasion-police-impersonator-nypd-new-video/11282317/

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Burglary Suspect Caught On Video Inside Bronx Apartment

Burglary Suspect Caught On Video Inside Bronx Apartment

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for the suspect in a burglary caught on camera earlier this month in the Bronx.

It happened around 10:15 p.m. on November 6 at an apartment near Needham and De Reimer avenues.

Police said the suspect got inside through an unlocked door.

Surveillance video shows him enter a room with a computer desk and children’s toys.

Police said he stole $200 from the desk before fleeing the scene.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.

Source - https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/11/26/bronx-apartment-burglary-video/

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Fake UPS worker, robber force elderly couple, grandkids to zip-tie themselves: Cops

Fake UPS worker, robber force elderly couple, grandkids to zip-tie themselves: Cops

NEW YORK - The NYPD wants to find two brazen armed robbers who forced an elderly couple and their grandchildren to zip-tie themselves before taking off with valuables including a piggy bank in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx.

On Monday at about 5 p.m., a man wearing a brown winter hat with UPS on the front when he knocked on the door to the couple's apartment on Billingsley Terrace. A 60-year-old woman opened the door as the suspect pushed his way in, according to police. Another suspect followed.


The armed suspects then demanded the 60-year-old woman and her 63-year-old husband, along with an 8-year-old grandson and a six-year-old granddaughter, to tie themselves with zip-ties, police added.
The suspects stole two iPhones, an iPad, personal documents, a piggy bank, and more than $7,500 in cash from a safe.

The victims were not hurt.
The phony UPS worker was described by cops as a male with a light complexion and a medium build. He was last seen wearing a brown winter hat with "UPS" on the front, a brown face mask, a brown jacket, a green hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and black shoes.

The second suspect was described as a male with a dark complexion and a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black facemask, a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) . The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential, according to police.

Source - https://www.fox5ny.com/news/fake-ups-workers-zip-tied-elderly-couple-grandkids-and-stole-piggy-bank-cops

 

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Thief steals $72,000 in cash from grocery store in Queens

Thief steals $72,000 in cash from grocery store in Queens

ELMHURST, Queens (WABC) -- Police are asking for the public's help tracking down a suspect who stole $72,000 in cash from a grocery store in Queens.

The crime was caught on camera.

Surveillance video shows the suspect walking into Sariling Atin Grocery Store on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst nearly 2 weeks ago.

He goes behind the counter, and while the cash registered was unattended, grabbed the cash.

He then runs outside and removes his mask and sweatshirt to hide the money.

He then drove off in a dark colored Nissan SUV.

The NYPD is working to tracking him down, and investigators are asking for help.

Call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips.

Source - https://abc7ny.com/queens-robbery-grocery-store-caught-on-camera-theft/11296648/

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Crooks swipe $385K in designer handbags, clothing from Soho boutique

Crooks swipe $385K in designer handbags, clothing from Soho boutique

A trio of crooks stole $385,000 in designer handbags and clothing from a Soho boutique in a brazen overnight heist earlier this month, police said.

The still-at-large suspects ripped off What Goes Around Comes Around on Wooster Street near Spring Street in the early morning hours of Sept. 6, according to the NYPD.

The thieves first made their way into an adjacent store at about 3 a.m. and smashed open two walls to gain access to the high-end store, police said.

They returned to the boutique two hours later and hauled the merchandise in black garbage bags out of the boutique’s front door, according to footage of the robbery.

The bags were stuffed with a variety of designer handbags, including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Prada, according to police. Dior, Hermes, Moschino and Balenciaga clothing was also taken.

Police said the suspects fled in a late model Dodge Ram ProMaster.

Source - https://nypost.com/2021/09/21/nyc-crooks-swipe-385k-in-designer-handbags-clothing-from-soho-boutique/

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Caught On Video: Burglary Suspect Breaks Into Popeyes In The Bronx

Caught On Video: Burglary Suspect Breaks Into Popeyes In The Bronx

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a burglar seen on video breaking into a Popeyes restaurant in the Bronx.

It happened around 6 a.m. on October 10 at 3rd Avenue and East 148th Street in Mott Haven.

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Surveillance video shows the suspect use a large stone to break the front window and climb inside. He can be seen crawling over the counter and picking up a safe.

Police said it contained $2,000 in cash.

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Anyone with information about the burglar is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.

Source - https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/10/27/popeyes-burglary-video/

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13-year-old boy robbed of necklace by 2 men on scooters in the Bronx

13-year-old boy robbed of necklace by 2 men on scooters in the Bronx

SOUNDVIEW, Bronx (WABC) -- A 13-year-old boy was robbed by two men on scooters in the Bronx.

It happened on Thursday, August 12 at 1:20 p.m. on Westchester Avenue in the Soundview section.

Surveillance video shows the two men ride up to the boy and then snatch his necklace right off of him.

The robbers then took off eastbound on Westchester Avenue.

Fortunately, the boy was not hurt.

Anyone with information in regard 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).

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Moped Riding Package Thief Targets Crown Heights Street

Moped Riding Package Thief Targets Crown Heights Street

A package thief wearing a reflective vest and driving a moped targeted a Crown Heights street Monday, following a delivery truck and snatching expensive packages.

No less than two homes were targeted on Carroll Street by the porch pirate around 8:00am.

The thief can be seen on surveillance video as he pulls up on the sidewalk in front of a residence that had just received packages, appearing to be on his phone as he makes his way onto the porch and snatches whatever packages had just been left.

If you recognize the individual or see anything suspicious, please call Shomrim at 718-774-3333 and 911.

Source - https://crownheights.info/crime/741262/moped-riding-package-thief-targets-crown-heights-street/

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Caught On Video: Man In Wheelchair Assaulted, Robbed On Bronx Sidewalk

Caught On Video: Man In Wheelchair Assaulted, Robbed On Bronx Sidewalk

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for two men they say robbed a man in a wheelchair over the weekend in the Bronx.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 3rd Avenue and 154th Street.

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Police said the suspect stole the 36-year-old victim’s cellphone and $100, then pulled him out of his chair and hit him several times.

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The victim suffered a cut to his head.

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Anyone with information about his attackers is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.

Source - https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/08/03/man-in-wheelchair-robbed/

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NYPD: Man Broke Into Brooklyn Home, Stole Mail

NYPD: Man Broke Into Brooklyn Home, Stole Mail

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is trying to identify a man suspected in two burglary incidents in Brooklyn.

The first was reported on July 13.

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According to police, it happened at a home near 11th Avenue and 71st street around 2:30 a.m. Police said the suspect tried to force the front door open, but couldn’t. He fled the scene.

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The same man allegedly broke into a home in the same area around 2 a.m. on July 31. He forced the door open and stole a 45-year-old man’s mail, police said.

The stolen mail was eventually recovered, according to police.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

Source - https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/08/08/nypd-man-broke-into-brooklyn-home-stole-mail/

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Grandfather beaten and robbed while riding Citi Bike in East New York

Grandfather beaten and robbed while riding Citi Bike in East New York

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police are searching for the man who viciously beat and robbed a grandfather riding a Citi Bike in Brooklyn.

It happened on Saturday, July 24 at 9:05 a.m. near Pitkin Avenue and Barbey Street in East New York.

The 68-year-old man was riding his bike when the attacker approached him. He started to touch the victim's pockets and demand his belongings.

The victim tried to fight back until the suspect began to punch and kick him repeatedly in the head and body.

After he was beaten too badly to fight back, the robber then pilfered through the victim's pockets taking his phone and silver necklace.

The victim was taken to an area hospital and was treated for a broken wrist, broken nose, and cuts and scrapes throughout his body. He's currently listed in stable condition.

Now the victim's daughter is making a desperate plea for the public's help.

"I ask anybody if you know something please say something," she said. "Picking on the elderly...once you knocked him down, that was enough, did you have to continue doing it, continue kicking him?"

Jose Gonzalez's surveillance video captured the attack.

"I was in the back making sandwiches, the lady said get your gun, but I don't have no gun," Gonzalez said. "When I went outside, he was on the floor with blood."

Gonzalez said he tended to the victim after the suspect got away on Pitkin Avenue.

"I just took him and put alcohol on his face , we cleaned everything and the police came right away," he said.

The victim, who is known in the neighborhood, is recovering with family and said to be a quiet and humble guy.

His family has a message for the suspect:

"We will find you...we will catch you."

Anyone with information in regard 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).

Source - https://abc7ny.com/new-york-city-brooklyn-mugging-in/10910079/

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