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Fake Utility Worker Sought in 18 Burglaries Across NYC

Thursday, May 16, 2013  |  Updated 12:54 PM EDT
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Fake Utility Worker Sought in 18 Burglaries Across NYC

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Authorities released a photo of the man wanted for questioning in the burglaries.

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Police are looking for a man who posed as a utility worker and burglarized at least 18 homes in four boroughs over the last year and a half. 

Authorities say the burglary pattern dates to February 2012 on Staten Island's North Shore. The suspect is believed to have struck at least 17 times since, most recently on April 29 in Queens. He's also hit homes in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

In each case, police say the suspect knocks on the homeowner's door and claims to be a utility worker. While the residents are distracted, two or three other suspects steal personal property from the homes.

All but one of the robberies were committed between noon and 3 p.m., and four were committed in one day alone.

Authorities released a photo of the man wanted for questioning in the crimes (above).

Anyone with information about his whereabouts or the burglaries is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). 

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