Chinatown Serial Burglar at Large; $30K Jewelry Already Stolen

Posted on: August 3rd, 2018 at 5:06 am by

Two weeks ago, a serial burglar in Chinatown was collared for a string of jobs in the neighborhood. But a second one remains at large, and continues to target residents in the area, making off with at least $30,000 in jewelry.

The 5th Precinct is currently seeking a suspect in connection with these residential heists, which actually began on May 15. He’s struck six times in the last few months, including midtown at Madison Avenue and East 30th Street.

Eyewitness News spoke to one of the victims who was fleeced of $21,000 in jewelry, watches, and cash on July 17.

“He walks up to the building and he makes sure that there’s not that many people on the street and he’s always looking out,” the victim said. “Then you can see on the footage, he takes out a tool from his book-bag and he pries open the front door. And then when he’s in the building his method of entry into the apartment is that he breaks the cylinder.”

The footage referenced is surveillance of a recent hit on Mosco Street, which shows the perp spending twelve minutes before finally breaking in.

Investigators say the suspect is in his thirties, and stands roughly 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall with a stocky build.

Recent Stories

‘Last Light’ Enters Cashless Controversy with Bowery Rooftop Bar

The Bowery now has its newest rooftop bar, courtesy of Sister City. Last Light debuted last night on the eleventh floor of the new Ace-related hotel at 225 Bowery. Its mantra seems to be “sky and spirits,” serving cocktails, organic wines, local craft beer, and food from ground-level restaurant, Floret. The newcomer accommodates 200 bar-goers […]

Hair Throne’s Three-Floor ‘Salon Mansion’ Opens on Rivington Street

On the throne is now 60 Orchard Street, whose commercial condo unit was heretofore dormant for four years. Indeed, nothing much happened here since the Poppington gallery, founded by former music mogul Damon Dash, faded in 2015. (City Marshals seized the joint.) There was a brief tease of a laundry startup here, but that seemed […]

Shooting in the Vladeck Houses Yesterday Leaves One Man Injured

A shooting in the Vladeck Houses (NYCHA) last night left one man injured, police said. Shortly before 5:00pm yesterday, multiple shots were fired near the intersection of Grand and Jackson Streets. A group of men was reportedly seen fleeing the gunfire, leaving one injured with a bullet wound to the lower abdomen. We are told that, […]

Amidst SoHo-NoHo Rezoning, Crosby Street Cardboard City Proves Need for City Planning Spotlight

Dueling photographs of a single Crosby Street stoop reveal a tale of two perspectives of life in SoHo. A sight that exposes the real need for City Planning to obtain “a 360-degree analysis that includes all points of view,” which it hopes to gain during review of the neighborhood’s zoning regulations. Back in February, the […]

Rivington Tattoo Calls it Quits After 8 Years

Thanks to Essex Crossing and the Matzo Factory condos, the east end of Rivington Street is turning tony real quick. The upscaling doesn’t leave much room for a place like Rivington Tattoo, which is closing down after eight years in business. “After 8 years, we are moving on, another victim of a changing city,” ownership […]