Police said a sneaky thief slipped into a Village apartment while its occupant was sleeping, then quietly crept off with some easy pickings.
According to a report, a 30-year-old resident woke up around 9 a.m. on Thurs., Nov. 12, at his place at Eighth Ave. and W. 12th St., and was surprised to discover property missing. He called the police.
A subsequent investigation determined that earlier that day, around 4 a.m., a stranger had entered the ground-floor apartment through an unsecured window, removed the victim’s property and then exited through the front door, all while the man slumbered.
The stolen loot, including electronics and a bag, totaled an estimated value of $300.
The suspect is described as male and between 20 to 30 years old.
Police released video of the suspect taken from the incident location after the incident.
Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter at @ NYPDTips.
All tips are strictly confidential.