2015-04-15 / Features

Astoria Burglary Spree


Police are searching for three suspects wanted in connection with 17 commercial burglaries in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, where they made off with a total of $35,000.

Cops said the thieves first struck in the early morning hours of January 22, when they entered the Good Market on 39th Avenue in Woodside and made off with 25 cartons of cigarettes, $300 cash and a safe containing $4,000.

The thieves made their biggest score at about 2:20 a.m. on March 2, when they broke into the office at the Deep Trading Corporation on 30th Avenue in Astoria and made off with $10,574 from a locked safe, police said.

Police last week released a surveillance photo of one of the thieves, captured on March 13, when the trio stole $100 cash from the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant at 69-13 Woodside Avenue.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 30 to 35 years old, with a dark moustache and goatee. He was wearing a light-colored jacket at the time of the burglary.

In their most recent heist at about 2:50 a.m. on April 1, the thieves stole $5,500 from the N&K Jmart at 79-23 Northern Blvd. in Jackson Heights.

Police are urging anyone with information to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1- 800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

The hotline is offering a $2,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.

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