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Police Seek Burglar Who Struck Multiple Homes On Upper East Side

Burglar Was Successful In All But 1 Of 6 Attempts

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Tuesday were asking for help from the public in finding a suspect connected to five burglaries, and one attempted burglary, on the Upper East Side.

Each time, the burglar struck unoccupied homes through a fire escape, and walked out the front door with jewelry and electronics, police said.

Police Seek Burglar Who Struck Multiple Homes On Upper East Side

The burglar is believed to be responsible for the following incidents:

• Around 7 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, the burglar struck a home near Second Avenue and East 80th Street;

• Around 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, the burglar struck a home near Third Avenue and East 92nd Street;

• Around 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, the burglar struck a home near First Avenue and East 86th Street;

• Around 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, the burglar struck a home in the area of Second Avenue and East 81st Street;

• Around 4:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, the burglar struck a home near First Avenue and East 63rd Street. This was the only time he left empty-handed;

• Around 7:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, the burglar struck a home near Third Avenue and East 74th Street, removed property, and fled.

The suspect was described as a white male with gray hair, who was last seen wearing a dark blue T-shirt, blue jeans, and black sneakers while carrying a black backpack.

Police have released surveillance photos from two of the incidents.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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