Burglar steals over $250,000 worth of valuables from Brooklyn residents: police

Cops are searching for an alleged serial burglar who broke into and stole thousands worth of jewelry and valuables from Brooklyn homes and apartments.

BROOKLYN — Cops are searching for an alleged serial burglar who broke into and stole thousands worth of jewelry and valuables from Brooklyn homes and apartments.

Authorities responded to at least 15 incidents between July 10 and Aug. 25 in Bay Ridge and Dycker Heights, with a man fitting the same description for all burglaries, police said.

In all 15 reported incidents, the alleged burglar entered homes and apartments through windows or doors and took jewelry, cash and other valuables totaling over $260,000.

No injuries were reported in these incidents.

Police responded to the following incidents: 

Incident #1: On July 10, an unidentified individual entered a residential apartment in the vicinity of Shore Road and Harbor Court through the fire escape window and removed assorted jewelry valued at approximately $8,600.

Incident #2: On July 26, an unidentified individual entered a residential apartment building in the vicinity of 81st street and Seventh Avenue through a second floor bedroom window after removing an air conditioner and removed an undetermined amount of cash.

Incident #3: On July 26, an unidentified individual entered a residential apartment building in the vicinity of Fourth Avenue and 82nd Street through an unlocked kitchen window and removed an Apple iPhone 6, a Fuji camera and assorted jewelry valued at approximately $1,065.

Incident #4: On July 26, an unidentified individual entered a residential apartment building in the vicinity of Shore Road and Harbor Court through a fire escape window and removed an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry valued at approximately $5,000.

Incident #5: On Aug. 8, an unidentified individual entered a residential home in the vicinity of 81st street and Fourth Avenue through an unlocked kitchen window and removed jewelry valued at approximately $900.

Incident #6: On Aug. 12, an unidentified individual entered a residential home in the vicinity of 83rd Street and 5th Avenue through an unlocked bedroom window and removed jewelry valued at approximately $63,000.

Incident #7: On Aug. 5, an unidentified individual entered a residential home in the vicinity of 85th Street and 14th Avenue through an unlocked second floor bedroom window and removed approximately $120 and jewelry valued at approximately $7,780.

Incident #8: On Aug. 16, a residential apartment building in the vicinity of Ridge Boulevard and 92nd Street an unidentified individual entered through an open fire escape window into the living room and removed jewelry valued at approximately $2,600.

Incident #9: On Aug. 14, an unidentified individual entered a residential apartment building in the vicinity of Colonial Road and 72nd Street through an unlocked rear door and removed jewelry valued at approximately $76,400.

Incident #10: On Aug. 15, an unidentified individual entered a residential apartment building in the vicinity of Gatling Place and 88th Street by forcing the front door open.  Once inside he removed an iPad, an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry valued at approximately $1,000.

Incident #11: On Aug. 23, an unidentified individual entered an apartment in the vicinity of Shore Road and 99th Street through an unlocked bedroom window and fled to parts unknown without any removing any property.

Incident #12: On Aug. 19, an unidentified individual entered a residential apartment building in the vicinity of Colonial Road and 67th Street through an unlocked rear fire escape window and once inside removed an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry valued at approximately $23,300.

Incident #13: On Aug. 26, an unidentified individual entered a residential home in the vicinity of Battery Avenue and 88th Street through an unlocked rear window.  Once inside the individual was confronted by an occupant and the individual exited through a side door without taking any property.

Incident #14: On Aug. 28, an unidentified individual entered a residential home in the vicinity of 78th Street and 11th Avenue through a rear window by using a ladder as the occupants were sleeping.  Once inside the individual removed jewelry valued at $75,000.

Incident #15: On Aug. 25, an unidentified individual entered an apartment in the vicinity of Ovington Avenue and Third Avenue through an unlocked bedroom fire escape window and exited through a garage door without taking any property.

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).

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