June 15, 2020 By Michael Dorgan
Police are searching for a group of burglars who struck a Williamsburg phone store on consecutive nights earlier this month.
The group first hit the AT&T Store, located at 266 Metropolitan Ave., on June 1 at around 2:55 a.m. by smashing through the glass front door with a sledgehammer, police said.
The suspects then rummaged their way through the building and stole multiple cell phones, according to police.
They fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.
The group burglarized the store for a second time on the night of June 1, between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m., according to the police.
This time the thieves used a fire hydrant cap to break through one of the store’s glass windows, police said.
The suspects then stole another batch of cell phones and fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.
The NYPD has released surveillance footage (above) from inside the first burglary.
Police also released video footage from the second incident (below), taken from a nearby location.
Anyone with information in regard to these incidents 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.