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Woman Followed into East Williamsburg Apartment, Robbed: NYPD

Police are searching for a suspect in an East Williamsburg robbery. (NYPD)

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).

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Imagine what the headlines would be if she asked him where he was going when he walked up behind her.


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