By Carol Tannenhauser
Police are looking for a man (pictured above) who allegedly burglarized an apartment building in the vicinity of Broadway and West 69th Street, on February 28, at 3:45 p.m.
According to police, “The individual was able to enter the building and an unlocked apartment once inside. The individual proceeded to remove approximately $2,800 worth of electronics from the apartment before fleeing the location westbound on West 69 Street. The apartment was unoccupied at the time of the incident and no injuries have been reported as a result.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident or individual is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.
FYI: “Although robbery and burglary may sound the same, they’re actually different crimes,” according to U.S. News & World Report. “The most important thing to remember is that burglary involves entering a home or another building illegally whether or not the criminal steals something, whereas robbery involves taking property from a person through threats or fear of harm.”
I find it amazing that in an era where wearing a mask is socially acceptable … burglars don’t wear masks …
They know they won’t face any consequences, so why bother with the mask.
I think it’s amazing people who live here will defend bail reform as if it’s a religion, while we can clearly see our city being destroyed from it.
Two defendants are charged with burglary. One can post bail; the other can’t afford it. The first one gets out and commits another burglary. The second one can’t get out so can’t commit another burglary. If the crime is a bailable offense, either both should be held or both should be released.
Agree! Bail reform was enacted to end “debtors prison.” But people wanna blame it for the rise in crime…even though the data does not support that bail reform is responsible.
Ray Kelly, former NYPD police chief, disagrees with “Erica”
Bail reform was enacted to reduce the risk that someone would be jailed because they could not afford to pay for release. Judges and court can and do still deny bail for violent crimes and high risk.
It speaks to the highly partisan, zero-sum mindset that has overtaken this country. Even when, deep down, you know the policy of your party has failed, you never, under any circumstances, admit it to yourself or to anyone else.
I find it amazing that anyone leaves their apartment unlocked.
Yes it’s the victim’s fault.
That is not what Amazed Grace is saying at all. It is however, naive to leave your door unlocked when you aren’t coming back anytime soon. This is especially true for a non-doorman building. this is true for anywhere, not just New York. Most burglaries happen due to opportunity. You can’t control other people’s behavior, but you can control your own and keep your stuff safe.
This! This robbery was 100% a crime of opportunity. Had the door been locked, nothing would have happened.
What about the rape on 65th the other day ?
Agreed. I always lock mine even when just going to do laundry in the basement or get mail!
Do we know how the alleged burglar was able to enter the building? I plead guilty to being one of those folks who often leaves her apartment unlocked to get mail, laundry or a lobby delivery.
What is the address? We don’t recognize the building. We’re not sure if the picture is of the man going in or coming out or what. Thanks,
In the meantime DA Alvin is busy promoting his personal political agenda with the stupid process against the orange man. And then in 2024 we will see the orange clown back in the office because our officials don’t give a poop about people needs . Robbery on 69 , rape on 65 and multiple shootings around .
This is pretty awful and brazen. This past Sunday I was at the Duane Reade on Broadway and 94th Street when a man began shoplifting and attempted to rob the store. The security guard confronted him trying to get him to drop the items and leave the store at which point the criminal said he had a gun and was going to shoot us all. I was frozen as were a few other customers near me and we all started moving towards the back of the store. An employee told us to stay back and she was calling the police. I didn’t see what happened next because I was hiding and I guess somehow the guy got away before the police showed up. I know this won’t make any headlines, but I am still traumatized from it. Whether he had a gun or not is irrelevant — the fear of the threat against my life and the lives of others was quite real. I don’t know when people are going to wake up and realize how dangerous this city has become as criminals run rampant.
The mindset of this city is to vote and support policies that are labeled as liberal, progressive, and sympathetic to the so-called “marginalized”. They will defend their beliefs literally to the point of them being physically harmed, and still will continue their way of voting. As I stated above, it’s a religion.
They don’t call them failed liberal policies for nothing. I remember when things were really bad, and as much as I despise Rudolph Giuliani, I can’t help but admit, he did it—he did what no other mayor had done. He cleaned up New York City, and restored law and order. Of course, Bloomberg did excellent work afterwards, but Giuliani laid the foundation. Some people did not agree with his methods, but it’s like a prescription medication, it must benefit more than harm. New York City has almost 9,000,000 people and the majority are civilized, but there’s definitely quite a few that aren’t, and they need to be locked up, plain, and simple. We cannot accept this kind of 1800s, anything goes, steal what you want, get killed in the street, thing —that’s happening now, this is literally like a bad scene out of a Batman movie where the gotham city has been abandoned by any kind of law-enforcement. We don’t need new T-shirts, claiming that we love New York City. This is literally getting worse every day. Everyone thought Mayor de Blasio was bad, and he was, but the current mayor doubled down on the idiocy. And for some strange reason, a lot of these things are seemingly happening in, and around, the 72nd St., upper West side area. It’s fair to say this neighborhood is being targeted. PS: I’m not sure why you can’t have a Democrat who actually believes in law-enforcement? Why does that have to be a republican owned thing? If that’s the case, then I will need to switch my vote. Because that’s common sense which is absent now