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Fifth Ave. package thief bar-ged in

Police said a burglar used a crowbar to force open a residential building’s front door at W. Ninth St. and Fifth Ave. on Wed., Feb. 5, around 2:35 a.m. He then stole an unknown number of packages from the vestibule and fled eastbound down Ninth St.

Police provided surveillance video and a photo of the alleged suspect taken from the incident location.

A surveillance-camera photo, above, and video, below, of the alleged burglar, according to police. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

Anyone with information is asked to call the New York Police Department’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.

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