Suspect Left Empty-Handed First Time, Took Tools Second Time

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Monday were asking for the public to help them find a burglar who struck the same house twice in Maspeth, Queens.

The burglar first broke into the house in the area of Calamus Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28, police said. He left without taking anything.

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He returned in broad daylight, at 4:47 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, police said. On that occasion, he broke into the garage of the same house and stole tools, police said.

Police have released surveillance photos of the suspect.

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

Maspeth Burglar

A surveillance image of a suspected burglar who struck the same house twice in Maspeth, Queens. (Credit: NYPD)

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