A mature burglary suspect was caught on a home spying camera—and police have released video, which shows the suspect staring at the camera repeatedly.
According to police, the suspect struck 444 East 86th Street on July 4th at 4p.m. and managed to enter three separate apartment. While inside the homes, he allegedly "remove[d] jewelry from each one" before fleeing the building.
One of the victims told WCBS 2 that he took "A lot of precious things, a lot, because I had taken them out of the safe deposit box." She said her neighbor's NestCam caught the suspect, who seemed to know exactly what to take, "He looks like a normal papa. The young people said, ‘Oh, he’s so old to be a burglar."
The Yorkville co-op has a doorman, but the victim said, "He picked a busy time when the doorman was busy and he looks like other people who live in the building, with the cap on, and he just walked in... Fourth of July, he’s obviously looking for people who are away" Also, WCBS 2 reports, "Tenants believe he was able to pick the locks of doors that weren’t deadbolted, and knew people weren’t home when he saw newspapers outside their doors."
Anyone with information in regards to any of these incidents is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.