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burglar still on the run
BY RYAN KELLEY
Cops are still looking for the burglar
who broke into several Flushing businesses
through rooft op windows last
According to police, the pattern
began on Aug. 13 at approximately
4:15 a.m. when the male suspect
entered a commercial building near
Northern Boulevard and Main Street
by damaging a barred window on the
Once inside, police said, the perpetrator
damaged offi ce equipment and
stole $2,000 from a desk drawer before
he fl ed the building in a unknown
Th e next day, the suspect tried his
luck again at approximately 1:10 a.m.
on Aug. 14 at another commercial
building near Northern Boulevard and
Main Street, authorities said. Th e suspect
again entered through a barred
rooft op window and caused damage
inside the offi ce, but this time he didn’t
Sources familiar with the investigation
suggested that the suspect may
have used something to pry open the
bars on the windows, but the exact
details are unclear.
Th e suspect also attempted a third
break-in on Aug. 24 at approximately
11:45 p.m. at a commercial building
near 37th Avenue and Main Street,
police said. Th e suspect attempted to
forcibly enter the building but did not
succeed and no property was stolen.
Police said it was unclear if the suspect
targeted another rooft op window
in the third incident.
Surveillance cameras near the third
incident captured images of the suspect,
Th e suspect is described as an Asian
male in his mid-twenties with a medium
build. He was last seen wearing a
Anyone with information in regard
to these incidents is asked to call the
NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at
800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish,
888-57-PISTA (74782). Th e public can
also submit their tips by logging onto
the Crime stoppers website or by texting
their tips to 274637 (CRIMES)
then enter TIP577. All calls and messages
are kept confi dential.
Councilman joins Sunnyside school
in celebrating new traffi c signal
BY EMMA MILLER
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Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer joined
students, parents and faculty from P.S.
343 in Sunnyside on Th ursday, Sept. 6, to
celebrate a new traffi c signal.
Th e signal was installed last week on
42nd Street and 47th Avenue across from
the elementary school. It was activated
on Aug. 29.
“Th is intersection is closest to our
school and connects us to our local park
and library,” said Principal Brooke Barr.
“Adding this signal will greatly increase
safety for everyone traveling to and from
Van Bramer said that he had been
pushing for a light to be installed since
the school opened in 2014. He and
Principal Barr expressed thanks to the
NYC Department of Transportation for
acting on their concerns.
“Th ere is nothing more important than
the safety of our children and it’s about
time that these lights were activated to
make this school zone safer,” said Van
Bramer. “Th e new traffi c signal will undeniably
ease the fears of everyone who
crosses that busy intersection to and from
P.S. 343, Noonan Playground and the multiple
apartment buildings in its vicinity.”
Parent Coordinator Clara Oza agreed.
Councilman Van Bramer and Senator Michael Gianaris celebrate a new traffi c signal near P.S. 343
on Sept. 6.
“I could not have asked for a better start
to a new school year, knowing that my
families will be safe coming and going to
school,” she said.
On Twitter, Van Bramer said he was
“Th rilled to join PS 343 students, parents,
and faculty to celebrate the activation of
traffi c signals at 42nd St & 47th Ave. Th e
Photo courtesy of Councilman Van Bramer’s offi ce
new lights will undeniably improve the
safety of children and families as they
cross to and from PS 343. A great victory
Also present to celebrate the new safety
measures was Senator Michael Gianaris
and a representative for Assemblywoman
Brazen burglar hits Woodhaven
homes while residents were inside
Photo courtesy of the NYPD
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
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Police are looking for a man who
is connected to a series of daring
burglaries in Woodhaven, including
two incidents in which he
broke into a home while a resident
was sleeping inside.
According to police, at 5:11 a.m.
on May 11, an unknown man broke
into a residential building in the
vicinity of 88th Street and Jamaica
Avenue through a rear window
while the 49-year-old male occupant
was sleeping. Following the
break-in, no property was reported
missing from the residence.
Th e pattern picked up on Aug.
20. At 11:30 p.m. that night, the
suspect entered a 54-year-old woman’s
residence, located in the vicinity
of 86th Avenue and 96th Street,
through a rear window while she
was asleep. Once inside, the crook
stole $500 from the victim’s purse
and left through the window.
At 9:25 a.m. on Aug. 25, the
suspect entered a residence in the
vicinity of 89th Street and Atlantic
Avenue through a rear window.
Th e 29-year-old occupant was
home at the time and the suspect
fl ed through the same window. No
property was reported missing.
Finally, at 11 p.m. on Aug. 27,
the burglar broke into a 61-yearold
woman’s residence, located in
the vicinity of 89th Street and 85th
Road, through a window. Once
inside, the suspect stole jewelry valued
at $1,500 and fl ed through the
No injuries were reported as a
result of these incidents.
Cops described the burglar as a
black man with a dark complexion
and a thin build, standing between
5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches
tall and aged between 18 and 24
Anyone with information in
regard to these incidents is asked
to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers
Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477)
or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA
(74782). Th e public can also submit
their tips by logging onto the
Crime Stoppers website or by texting
their tips to 274637 (CRIMES)
then enter TIP577. All calls and
messages are kept confi dential.