April 25, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan
Police are searching for a man wanted for a home invasion and robbery that took place in East Williamsburg last Friday.
On April 19, around 7 p.m., a 35-year-old woman was walking into her apartment building near Maspeth Avenue and 61st Street when she was followed inside by an unidentified man.
The suspect then pretended to have a weapon and entered the woman’s apartment, demanding she hand over her valuables. The thief fled the scene in an unknown direction, taking with him $200, an iPhone and an iPad.
The woman was not injured as a result of the incident, police said.
The suspect is described as black, 20-years-old, with a goatee and slim build. He was last seen wearing a yellow sweatshirt, dark pants and brown work boots.
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).