Police are looking for a man who cuts holes into the roofs of commercial buildings in Queens, slips inside the establishments and steals cash and merchandise.
Cops Seek Queens Rooftop-Cutting Robber
Police are looking for a man who cuts holes into the roofs of commercial buildings in Queens, slips inside the establishments and steals cash and merchandise. Authorities released surveillance video (shown here) from the second incident. (Published Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013)
Updated at 12:18 PM EDT on Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Authorities say the rooftop-cutting robber has hit three different stores since Christmas Eve, but only made off with loot from two of them.
Police say the suspect cut a hole in the rooftop of a Rite Aid on Broadway early Dec. 24 but didn't end up entering the building. Two hours later, he cut a hole in the roof of Zac Deli, also on Broadway, shimmied inside and stole merchandise and cash before leaving.
The robber struck again early on New Year's Eve at the Stop and Go on Broadway. Authorities said he stole merchandise before running off.
The suspect is described as being about 5 feet 9 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt that said "G-Unit" on the front, white and orange Air Max Nike sneakers and jeans.
Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Crime stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.