Police have released video of a burglar breaking into a brownstone on West 89th between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue on June 24 around 1am. The video was captured from a home surveillance system installed in the building.
?WANTED?for an Burglary in the vicinity of Central Park West & West 89 Street #upperwestside #manhattan On 6/24/21 @ 1:05 AM Reward up to $3500 Seen him? Know who he is? Call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM us! Calls are CONFIDENTIAL! #yourcityyourcall pic.twitter.com/rSSvJQKmU9
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) July 4, 2021
The owner of the brownstone – an unidentified 45 year old female – was reportedly sleeping in another room while the intruder lurked around.
NYPD sources say the thief stole a Macbook Pro valued at $2,400.
The suspect is currently at large, and police are asking those with information to call 1-800-577-TIPS or send @NYPDtips a direct message on Twitter. A reward of $3,500 is being offered for any tip which leads to the man’s arrest.
Does the posted flier really read: “an Burglary”?
And laptops (even if the MBPs) are not valued at how much they cost retail, even if they were purchased 6 months ago.
If the owner had a video camera security system, it seems odd that the wasn’t some kind of security system able to detect breakins.