BROOKLYN – They’re back. After a rash of thefts from phone stores in the spring of this year, a new incident earlier this month has led the NYPD to identify a pattern of grand larcenies all across Brooklyn.
The duo wanted for questioning in the case hit phone stores from East New York to Downtown Brooklyn in April and May of this year—including a one-day spree of three stores in Clinton Hill and Greenpoint.
In each incident, the two suspects entered phone stores in the middle of the day and stole electronics from the display cases, said police. So far, the thefts have resulted in the loss of upwards of $11,300 in electronics.
After taking the summer off, it appears the duo has struck again, stealing $1,400 worth of electronics from the Sprint store at 147 Montague, in Brooklyn Heights, said police. This most recent larceny took place Wednesday, September 20, around 12:30 pm.
Surveillance video from the latest theft can be seen below:
Police describe the first individual as a black man with a dark complexion, between 16-20 years old, last seen wearing a gray Nike hoodie and jeans. The second is described by police as a black man with a medium complexion, between 16-20 years old, last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt and a tan UPS ball cap.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.