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Cops Seek Beer-Loving Burglars in $13,260 Brooklyn Crime Spree

Police say the man was involved in seven burglaries in less than a month, and the woman acted as a lookout in half of them

What to Know

  • Police are looking for two suspects in the spree; the first case linked to the pattern was May 30 while the most recent was June 20
  • In total, the man and woman made off with more than $13,200 in cash and other items, including beer, from various establishments
  • No injuries were reported in any of the break-ins

Police are looking for a man who allegedly broke into or tried to break into more than a half-dozen Brooklyn stores and a day care last month, and cops are also searching for a woman they say acted as his lookout during some of the heists. 

The most recent theft in the seven break-in spree was June 20, when the man broke into Mr. Q's on Eighth Avenue by breaking the kitchen store, police say. He stole $2,900 from the register as well as beer and an iPad mini before running off. 

Five days earlier, cops say the man broke into Shogun Shishi on Eleventh Avenue and stole $360 in cash from the register before fleeing. A few days before that, cops say the woman served as a lookout while the man broke into Hotpot on 53rd Street and stole $8,000 from the register. 

On June 8, both suspects were involved in an attempted heist at Happy Family Grocery on Seventh Avenue. Police say they somehow broke the electronic gate and front door but weren't able to get inside. 

Earlier that same day, the pair tried to force their way into Wellcare Adult Day Care on Seventh Avenue, but they didn't get in there, either. 

They did make off with $2,000 in cash and Heineken beer during a June 3 break-in at DCPLZZ Seafood on 59th Street, police say. That was the second robbery linked to the pattern, which dates back to May 30. On that day, police say the man forced open a basement door at Hot Space on 51st Street, but fled without taking anything. 

Police released surveillance images of the suspects (above). Anyone with information about them is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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