Chinatown Plagued by Spate of Burglaries
Lock your doors. Hide your kids. Hide your wife.
The 5th Precinct is warning residents about a spate of home burglaries in Chinatown over the past week.
Police say that the suspect, described as an Hispanic male with medium build in his thirties, has struck at least six buildings so far. Four locations were reportedly hit this past Tuesday alone – 41 Kenmare, 100 Mosco, 54 Henry, and 165 Elizabeth. The M.O. is accessing apartments through back windows and fire escapes, and making off with residents’ valuables.
Time frame of crimes is usually between noon and 10pm.
On Tuesday July 17 at 1:30 pm, this male entered an apartment at 41 Kenmare street using the firescape and prying the window open. This individual removed properties and placed them into a luggage bag. Call 911 or 5 pct Detective at 212-334-0742. #800577Tips pic.twitter.com/KmetPaODYS
— NYPD 5th Precinct (@NYPD5Pct) July 18, 2018