Bushwick burglar swiped cell from open window, packages left out in lobby

Suspect: Police are looking for this guy, who they believe swiped stuff from two Bushwick apartments last month.

Police are looking for a guy who they say took advantage of lax security in two Bushwick apartment buildings last month — swiping a cell phone through an open window from one, then pilfering packages from the lobby of another.

The canny crook first struck on July 3 at around 7:30 am, standing on a bucket at a building outside a building at Jefferson Street and Wilson Avenue reaching into the window of a guy’s unit to grab his phone, police said.

Then at around 6:45 pm on July 19, the same scoundrel got inside an apartment on Lawton Street between Broadway and Bushwick Avenue, and pinched multiple laptops and cash, according to a report.

On his way out, he picked up some packages that were sitting out in the lobby, cops said — going back several times for more, a security video shows.

Police describe their suspect as 18–25 years old, 5-foot-7, and 160 pounds.

Authorities ask anyone with information about the crimes to call (800) 577–8477, submit tips at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or text 274637 followed by TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach deputy editor Ruth Brown at rbrown@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8309. Follow her at twitter.com/rbbrown.

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