Masked Man Steals $170k from a Locked Safe in Midwood

MIDWOOD — Cops are looking for a masked man that entered a brokerage, forcibly unlocked a safe, and stole $170,000 in jewelry and money.

On Friday, November 15 at around 1 a.m., a man entered NYC Medallion Brokers, Inc. located at 1817 Coney Island Avenue between Avenues N and O, which specializes in issuing taxi cab licenses. He entered through what cops describe as an unsecured rear door wearing a mask.

Once inside, he pried open a safe with a pickaxe. When he got the safe to open, he removed jewelry and money worth about $170,000. The man then left in an unknown direction.

Cops describe the suspect as a man last seen wearing a mask and all-dark clothing. You can see the incident transpire in the video released by the NYPD above. We will update once we hear a comment from the brokerage.

Anyone with information in regard 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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Zainab Iqbal

Zainab is a staff reporter at Bklyner who sometimes writes poetry in her free time || zainab@bklyner.com

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