NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Wednesday were searching for a suspect who pried open a door and stole electronics, a purse and cash from a Williamsburg, Brooklyn apartment.

Police said around 2:38 p.m. Tuesday, the man walked into a building at Meserole Street and Manhattan Avenue and pried open the door after attempting to force it open with his body weight.

Once inside, he took a laptop, an iPad, PS4, a Nintendo Switch, a purse, and petty cash, police said.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male standing 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet all. He was last seen wearing a dark jacket, dark jeans and a knitted cap and had a bag with, as well as a tattoo on his neck.

Williamsburg Burglary Suspect

Surveillance images of a suspect in the burglary of an apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (Credit: NYPD)

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS or (888) 57-PISTA for Spanish, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.


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