Man Steals $1,600 Worth Of Tools From Parked Van In Brownsville [Video]

BROWNSVILLE – The NYPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the man seen in the video below in connection to a burglary that happened earlier this month.

At approximately 4pm on Friday, October 6, police say the suspect broke into a commercial van parked at Boyland Street and Livonia Avenue by damaging the lock on the passenger side door. The suspect then took a variety of tools from the van, including a jackhammer, electric saw, cordless saw, screw gun, and a socket wrench, and moved them into a four-door sedan which he then drove away in.  The total value of the stolen tools is approximately $1,600, according to police.

The suspect is described as a bald male with a light complexion, approximately 6 feet tall, in his 40s or 50s. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans.

See video of the suspect below obtained from the dash cam of a car that was at the scene during the time of the incident.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Pamela Wong

Pam was a staff reporter at Bklyner, covering North-Western parts of Brooklyn between 2016 and 2019. She also writes about art at


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