Burglar wanted for rooftop break-ins at Queens stores

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Police are looking for a suspect who stole cash and merchandise from several Queens stores.

Police are looking for a man who burglarized several Queens businesses by breaking in through the stores’ rooftops.

The first incident took place at 3 a.m. on December 24, at a Rite Aid located at 47-07 Broadway in Astoria. He cut a hole through the roof of the drugstore, but did not enter the business. A couple hours later, he gained entrance to Zac Deli at 48-16 Broadway using the same method, but managed to steal merchandise and cash before fleeing.

On December 31, at about 2:00 a.m., he also stole merchandise from the Stop and Go at 53-11 Broadway in Woodside.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’7″ to 5’11” tall and was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with a “G-Unit” logo on the front, white and orange Air Max Nike sneakers and dark colored jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.