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NYPD: Suspect Cuts Holes In Rooftops, Burglarizes Stores In Queens

(credit: NYPD)

(credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for a suspect who they said cuts holes in rooftops to burglarize stores in Queens.

The suspect is wanted in connection with three commercial break-ins back in December, police said.

The first incident happened around 3 a.m. on Dec. 24 at a Rite Aid on Broadway. Police said he cut a hole in the roof, but never went inside.

Then just two hours later, the suspect cut a hole in the roof of a deli on Broadway, took merchandise and cash and then fled, police said. The suspect was seen on surveillance video inside the store.

The third happened around 2 a.m. on Dec. 31. He cut a hole in the roof of a Stop and Go, took items from the store and then fled, police said.

Police described the suspect as a dark-skinned male, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with “G-Unit” logo on the front, white and orange Air Max Nike sneakers and dark-colored jeans.

Anyone with information should call police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.