Police are hunting for a thief who has stolen thousands of dollars from Bronx businesses after entering them through roof vents or rear windows.
The burglar has netted more than $40,000 from three break-ins since late February, according to police records.
Investigators on Tuesday released an image of the suspect taken by a surveillance camera.
The most recent burglary occurred at about 8 a.m. on March 17 at the Al-Aqsa Market on Starling Avenue, police said. An employee told police that $8,000 was taken from a cashier box. The thief entered the market after smashing a rear window.
The same suspect broke into Galazy Auto Center on Jerome Avenue at 8:30 a.m. on March 4 and removed $14,920 from a safe, a cash register and an ATM, police said. Entry was gained through a roof vent, investigators said.
On Feb. 22, the same suspect climbed through a roof vent and stole $17,780 from the Happy Land Chinese Restaurant on Jerome Avenue, police said.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.