NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspect is in custody in connection with a series of burglaries in Brooklyn which prompted one neighbor to move away.
Joseph Cananzarro, 42, had allegedly been working in the 68th Precinct, which includes the Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton sections of Brooklyn. He entered nine homes by breaking fire escapes and climbing through windows, and has removed assorted pieces of property, police said. He apparently made off with wristwatches, laptops, electronic devices, jewelry and cash.
The burglaries were reported on two days – Wednesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 24. He allegedly struck multiple homes on the same block, and broke into a couple of addresses twice.
Cantanzarro was arrested early Friday evening.