BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Greenwich Village residents who left their apartment front doors unlocked recently got burned by a couple of burglaries. Police say the same suspect was behind both incidents.
Cops said that on Wed., Nov. 9, around just before 4 p.m., a man entered a residential apartment at W. 13th Street and Seventh Avenue through an unlocked apartment door. Once inside, he removed a laptop computer, a wallet containing credit cards and various items.
He fled on foot, later reportedly using the 34-year-old male victim’s credit card at a smoke shop at 200 E. 116 St. The stolen items totaled around $1,500.
Police say that on Fri., Dec. 2, around 3 p.m., the same guy entered a residential apartment at Jane Street and Eighth Avenue through an unlocked front door. Once inside, he swiped an Apple MacBook, a wallet containing credit cards and around $300.
Fleeing on foot, he used the 26-year-old male victim’s credit card within the transit system.
The suspect, roughly in his 40s, is described as having a thin build and was last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants, gray hooded sweatshirt and black face mask and carrying a large, black, delivery-type backpack.