The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in finding the suspect in two burglaries and two attempted burglaries in Brooklyn.
Police on Long Island met with concerned residents Wednesday night in the wake of a series of burglaries that occurred in the past year.
Police said a smooth-talking criminal is pretending to be an exterminator, conning his victims into inviting him into their apartments before robbing them.
Police say a gang of thieves that first operated in New York has moved into New York, kicking down front doors before robbing homes in a flash.
Police said in each of the incidents, the suspect entered the locations through a window and removed electronics and other items.
Police reports show five of the burglaries could have occurred just days after the July 16 collapse.
Police in Westchester County were sent scrambling by a string of door-to-door burglaries in Bedford, seven brazen burglaries in rapid succession and in broad daylight.
Police said the suspects, ages 15 and 16, are all from Buffalo.
There have been eight break-ins in the neighborhood since Oct. 14. Police said in several incidents thousands of dollars in jewelery and cash were stolen.
Police in one New Jersey community are warning residents to be extra cautious after a recent rise in burglaries. Over the past month, nighttime bandits have hit six homes in South Orange, all along East Clark.
A series of burglaries had a city neighborhood on edge Monday night. At least nine apartments in Chelsea have been hit over the past two weeks. Police said the thieves are still on the loose and are likely to strike again.
Burglars periodically target Franklin Lakes because it has very nice homes and an easy getaway on Route 208, but they typically strike when no one is at home.