2017-08-23 / Front Page

Hunt Brazen Thief In Astoria Burglary

Police are searching for a brazen thief who broke into an Astoria apartment and made off with a flat screen television on August 3.

Cops said the thief walked into a building on Broadway near 31st Avenue at about 5 p.m. on August 3 and kicked-in the door of a 23-year-old tenant. The suspect grabbed the woman’s flat screen TV and ran to the street, fleeing in an unknown direction, police said.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20-25 years old. He was wearing a white, short sleeve shirt at the time of the burglary.

Police have released surveillance footage of the suspect breaking into the apartment and are urging anyone with information to call the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

–Liz Goff

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