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Man gets away with over $5,000 in series of Queens burglaries, police say

QUEENS — Authorities are searching for the man considered a person of interest in a series of Queens burglaries where over $5,000 was stolen within the past two months.

Incidents were reported as early as Feb. 9 and as recent as Saturday, police said.

During all reported burglaries, the suspected thief gained entry into several homes in Whitestone and Flushing by forcing open a door or window, said police.

In one instance, he got away with $5,000, according to police reports.

The suspected burglar got away with an undisclosed amount of jewelry and about $5,500 in cash.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).