Oct. 18, 2023 By Bill Parry
The burglar forcibly entered Mika’s Miga BBQ, located at 149-09 41st Ave., just before 5 a.m. and attempted to remove property, but ran off empty handed and moved on to the Panda King Chinese restaurant next door at 149-11 41st Ave., according to authorities. After breaking in at 5 a.m., the burglar removed $350 in cash before running off, police said.
Investigators believe the burglar is the same man who broke into a home one hour earlier at 104-09 41st Ave. Once inside, the crook removed $1,000 in cash and a computer tablet before running off, police said.
There were no injuries reported during the three incidents, according to authorities.
The NYPD released a surveillance image of the burglar on Oct. 18 and described him as having a “medium” complexion and a slim build. He is approximately 5 feet, 7 inches tall and was was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and light-colored pants, police said.
A reward of up to $3,500 is being offered for information that leads to his arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
The 109th Precinct has reported 254 robberies so far in 2023, 25 more than the 229 reported at the same point last year, an increase of 10.9%, according to the most recent CompStat report.