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Police Seek Suspect In Burglaries At Brooklyn Housing Projects

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Police say this man burglarized the maintenance rooms at two Brooklyn housing projects. (Credit: CBSNewYork)

Police say this man burglarized the maintenance rooms at two Brooklyn housing projects. (Credit: CBSNewYork)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in finding the suspect in two burglaries and two attempted burglaries in Brooklyn.

In each of the cases, the suspect targeted maintenance rooms at housing projects in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn.

On March 31, the suspect entered a maintenance room the Tilden Houses on Livonia Avenue and removed a container of cleaning solution before fleeing.

Then, On April 4, the suspect entered the maintenance room at the Van Dyke Houses on Dumont Avenue and took several power tools.

The suspect also entered maintenance rooms at the Glenmore Houses on Stone Avenue and the Brownsville Houses on Osborn Street, but fled without removing any property.

The suspect was described as being approximately 40 to 50 years old, about 5’8” and 180 to 200 pounds.

The NYPD asked anyone with information in regards to these incidents to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). 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 entering TIP577.

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