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Police Looking for Man Who Broke Into Six Ridgewood Apartments Last Month

Suspect wanted for string of burglaries in Ridgewood (NYPD)

Oct. 1, 2020 By Christian Murray

The police are looking for a man who went on a burglary spree in Ridgewood last month.

The suspect hit six apartments over the course of September, where he hauled in a total of about $20,000 worth of jewelry as well as some cash.

The first incident took place at around 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 1, when the suspect removed a safe from an apartment at 568 Grandview Ave. The safe contained documents and jewelry valued at around $4,500, police said.

The second burglary took place at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 1682 Grove St., when the man snuck in and took off with jewelry valued at around $3,500.

Just days later, Sept. 14, the suspect broke into an apartment located at 576 Woodward Ave. between 8 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. and removed a safe that contained documents of an unknown value.

The suspect then hit three locations on Monday, Sept. 21 including a home at 1871 Bleecker St. where jewelry and cash valued at $2,200 were stolen at around 6:30 a.m.

The man then broke into a home at 1675 Woodbine St. at around 3:30 p.m. and stole cash and jewelry valued at approximately $5,750. Less than an hour later, he allegedly broke into 1671 Woodbine St. and took cash and jewelry value at approximately $3,700.

Anyone with information in regard to these burglaries is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips.

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The Major

Please don’t use the word “safe” when describing a box with a lock. A safe should weigh at least 250 pounds and be bolted down.

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