Screwdriver-Holding Burglar Breaks into Murray Hill, Kips Bay Apartments: NYPD

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Cops are looking for a burglar who's been breaking into apartments in Murray Hill and Kips Bay through open doors and windows, police say. 

The suspect has been targeting homes in the neighborhoods since mid-December, entering through bedroom or front windows, or front doors that were left unlocked, and taking electronics and personal valuables. 

In one instance, on Monday, Jan. 18, the building superintendent confronted the suspect after he took a cellphone, a bicycle and trash bags from the area of the East 39th Street and Lexington Avenue, police said. 

The super was able to take photo of the suspect but the man got away. He was last seen holding a screwdriver in his hand, police said. 

The six break-ins have taken place in the following areas, according to police:

  • East 38th Street and Tunnel Exit Street
  • East 30th Street and Lexington Avenue
  • Lexington Avenue and East 33rd Street
  • East 39th Street and Lexington Avenue
  • East 34th Street and 3rd Avenue
  • East 36th Street and 3rd Avenue

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. 

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