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Police arrest alleged Greenpoint serial burglar

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Police have arrested one of two men who they believe are behind a recent spree of home burglaries across Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Bushwick in recent months.

The pair allegedly targeted unlocked apartments in the nabes, entering at least 19 homes during February and March in the wee hours of the night and stealing cash and credit cards while their victims sleep — an unusual modus operandi, according to local police, as thieves generally look to avoid confrontation and break into empty homes.

“He’s gotta be a thrill seeker, someone with a weird psyche,” said Capt. Peter Rose, commanding officer of the 94th Precinct, during community council meeting on Thursday night.

Police nabbed the allegedly brazen bandit as he was riding his bike the wrong way down a one way street in Williamsburg on March 26, police said.

The suspect is 22 and had been incarcerated for burglary in the past, but was out 18 months early on parole, police said. He is now in custody with bail set at $35,000, police said.

Cops are still looking for the second suspect, and say they’re tracking stolen devices and MetroCards to find him.

Reach reporter Madeline Anthony by e-mail at manthony@cnglocal.com or by pnone at (718) 260–8321.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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