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Police: Serial Burglar Breaking Into Manhattan Apartments Through Rear Windows

(credit: DCPI)

(credit: DCPI)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a serial burglar who appears to have developed a comfort zone on East 18th Street in Manhattan.

Police believe the suspect broke into five apartment buildings on that street between First and Second Avenues in December before moving north a couple of blocks.

Police said on January 22, the suspect broke into an apartment on East 29th Street where he allegedly stole a laptop, jewelry and the tenant’s pocketbook.

Two days ago, a 34-year-old man apparently awoke around 8 a.m. and discovered the suspect in the bedroom of his East 28th Street apartment.

Police said the suspect fled through the front door without taking anything.

The suspect appears to enter the apartments through rear windows.

The suspect is believed to be between 20- and 30-years-old and weighs between 160 and 170 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).