By Maria Rocha-Buschel
Police arrested a man last Thursday for multiple package thefts that took place in Peter Cooper Village earlier this month.
Wayne Wood, 53, allegedly committed two burglaries on East 23rd Street last Thursday afternoon.
Police said that Wood entered 420 East 23rd Street on Thursday, October 10 at 2:30 p.m. and removed a package from the building that had been delivered and left outside the victim’s apartment door. Wood was allegedly in the building without permission.
Wood then allegedly went over to 510 East 23rd Street around 3 p.m. and reportedly took another package. Police said that he entered the building without permission and removed a package that had been delivered and left outside the victim’s apartment door.
Wood was arrested on Thursday, October 10 at 4 p.m. inside the 13th precinct. After his arrest, he was additionally charged in connection with another burglary that reportedly took place on Thursday, October 3. Police said that sometime between 10:42 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on that day, Wood gained access to 3 Peter Cooper Road without permission to be there and allegedly took a package from the building.
The district attorney’s office requested bail of $50,000 cash/bond but the judge released Wood on his own recognizance. An attorney for Wood did not respond to a request for comment before Town & Village’s press time.
Police did not have further information about how Wood gained access to the building, but he was charged with burglary, which means that he did not have permission to be inside.