Police are looking for a man they say broke into an apartment near Stuyvesant Town and made off with nearly $1,000 in electronics — and it was all caught on a home security camera he stole.
According to police, the suspect picked the lock of an apartment on 14th Street near Avenue A and made off with $964 in electronics, including an iPad 4 and a Canary security camera which recorded the incident. The 29-year-old man who lived there was not home at the time of the break-in. The incident happened at 1:37 p.m. on July 22.
The man is very visible on the home security footage, below, and can be seen picking over the electronics on the man’s desk before toppling the security camera. He is described as Hispanic, and was wearing a blue Yankees hat, green-striped polo shirt and gray cargo shorts at the time of the burglary.
Burglaries are down 9 percent in the Ninth Precinct year-to-date from 2015, but there were four in the precinct the previous week. Of the 49 burglaries in the Ninth Precinct in 2016, two were in the vicinity of 14th Street and Avenue A.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
Photo/Video Credit: NYPD