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NYPD Looks for Burglar Who Broke Into New $26 Million Tennis Center

Police are searching for a man they say broke into and stole from a new multi-million dollar Bronx tennis facility that serves local kids.

Surveillance video shows the man at first trying to open the front door of the Cary Leeds Center in Crotona Park East Wednesday night.

After finding the door locked, he shattered the glass by throwing what appears to be a rock at it, police said. The surveillance video shows at least three people watching him break in.

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Police are searching for a man they say broke into and robbed a Bronx tennis center by shattering the glass door with a rock.

The man stole book bags from the tennis center, as well as an iPad, according to cops. The group fled afterward.

Police released the surveillance video Friday evening in hopes of finding the suspects, believed to be between 16-18 years old.

They are asking anyone with information to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The $26 million Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning opened in Crotona in June 2015, aiming to serve kids in the south Bronx. 

There’s a new program to keep kids off the streets and out of trouble this summer: new tennis complex is opening in the Bronx and it’s offering free lessons for kids. Gus Rosendale reports.
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