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WATCH: Cops seek crook in string of back window burglaries in Bensonhurst, Gravesend

Cops are still on the lookout for a repeat offender known for breaking into homes through back windows.

Police say the perp – described as a black man in his 30s – is responsible for at least a dozen burglaries from August, 2017 to now within the 61st and 62nd Precincts.

In all known incidents, cops say, the perp gained access to the homes by forcing open a window in the rear of the house. In one of his most recent, which occurred at the end of January, the suspect allegedly made off with jewelry, high-end purses and $8,000 in cash from a home on West 13th Street and Highlawn Avenue.

Since then, he’s said to have broken into a home near Bath Avenue and 21st Avenue in February, which he left empty-handed, and one near Cropsey Avenue and Bay Parkway in April, where he snatched $20 from a woman’s purse.

The crook has been seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a light colored hat, gray pants and white sneakers. He has also been photographed in a camouflage jacket.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents 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 entering TIP577.

All calls are kept strictly confidential.

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