NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The hunt is on for a man on a bold burglary spree in College Point, Queens.
According to police, the suspect has broken into 25 homes, stealing jewelry, money and electronics.
As CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported, police officers and the Queens community are on high alert, looking for the man responsible for the burglaries.
Officials said the suspect mostly committed the crimes during the day and usually broke in through a window or back door.
Police released an image captured from a home security camera, hoping it will help catch the busy burglar.
The suspect is described as a male, between 25 and 40 years old, and between 170 and 180 lbs.
Investigators believe his College Point crime spree began on March 4, striking 10 times before the end of the month. Twice on March 4, twice on March 17 and four times on March 7.
In April the suspect is believed to be behind six separate burglaries where he made off with a combination of money, electronics and jewelry, Carlin reported.
Police said he struck six times in May. And three times so far in June, two of which were on June 13.
College Point resident Joseph told 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten that his house was targeted, but the suspect was scared away.
“He broke into the first floor and the first floor is my neighbors, I live on the second floor. He broke inside the house and he scared the old man. He’s lucky because he could’ve had a heart attack cause he’s around 80 years old. And he was scared and panicked,” he said.
In one case, the suspect managed to steal $12,000 in addition to $3,000 worth of Chinese currency from the same home.
“The police should definitely do something about this,” said one College Point resident.
Police said no one was injured in any of the break-ins.
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