By Maria Rocha-Buschel
A burglar stole a home security system from an apartment on East 14th Street and Avenue A last Friday, but not before the system snapped a surveillance photo of him committing the crime, police said.
Cops are still searching for the suspect, who got into the apartment by picking the lock last Friday around 1:37 p.m.
In addition to the Canary security system, police said that the suspect got away with a white iPad 4, and other electronics, valued at $964. The 29-year-old resident of the apartment was not home at the time of the burglary.
The suspect is an unidentified Hispanic man who was wearing a blue baseball cap, a striped polo shirt, grey cargo shorts and black sneakers.
Anyone with information in regards 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). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.