Teenage Suspect Arrested in Connection with Chinatown Burglary Spree
The teenage suspect behind a string of recent Chinatown burglaries has been arrested, police sources say.
Cops collared the 19-year-old burglar during a job last Saturday at 219 Mott Street. The victim reportedly found the guy inside her apartment and called the police.
During his week-long crime spree, the crook allegedly struck at least six buildings in the Chinatown environs. Four were reportedly hit in one day last week – 41 Kenmare, 100 Mosco, 54 Henry, and 165 Elizabeth. His method involved accessing apartments through back windows and fire escapes, and making off with residents’ valuables.
He’s since been charged with five counts of burglary; four within the confines of the 5th Precinct, and one in the 7th Precinct. The teenager also has a record in both precincts, with six prior burglaries from 2014 to 2015.