Fire escape: Burglar strikes four apartments in one G’point building

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A prowler broke into five Greenpoint homes in one afternoon this week, police said.

The burglar busted into four apartments in the same building at Eckford Street and Driggs Avenue on Monday afternoon, cops and a victim reported. He got in by climbing to the roof and slipping into each apartment through fire escape windows. He stole cash, jewelry, and electronic devices from each pad, according to the authorities. The scoundrel also rifled through file cabinets and looked through financial records in all of the apartments, according to one victim.

The lowlife then climbed onto the roof of a building near Nassau Avenue and Eckford Street and tried to climb into an apartment window, but found a resident at home and fled, officers said. Soon thereafter, he broke into another apartment in the building and ran down the stairs and out the door without taking anything, per police.

Police released a photo of the suspect who they describe as 30–40 years old and standing 5-feet-7, with tattoos on his left arm.

Police ask those with information about the incidents to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477, go to, or text-message tips to 274637 and enter “TIP577.”

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

jjm from c. hill says:
Hey gentrifiers, you wanna live in Bk so bad with all of your valuables out all willy nilly like you're so safe, guess what? Things like this happen. Same goes for the fools living in williamsburg, bushwick, ft greene, red hook, etc
Sept. 17, 2014, 2:11 pm
jjm from c. hill says:
This is going on in bed-stuy also. On one hand, they're sick of the gentrifiers. On the other hand, it means more goodies to grab. So its sorta like you're unwelcomed/welcomed to the neighborhood if you think about it.
Sept. 17, 2014, 8:41 pm
Common Cents from Crown Heights says:
Get caught by a person that is home then breaks into another apartment in the same building... Shows just how weak law enforcement is in NYC and how criminals laugh at it.
Sept. 18, 2014, 7:21 am
Buh bye now says:
Junkie mooks like this guy have been parasites in BK for a long time, and don't care who they rip off, whether it be old-timers or transplants. Jjm insults the community every time he implies that long-time residents are all bitter losers like himself who are just looking for an excuse to assault or rob newcomers. Frankly, most of the long time residents I know are homeowners who are quite happy to have transplants move into the neighborhood and displace this kind of trash.
Sept. 18, 2014, 9:55 am

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