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Man sought in burglary of a Bell Boulevard restaurant in Bayside: NYPD

Nov. 27, 2023 By Bill Parry

Police from the 111th Precinct in Bayside are looking for a man who burglarized a Bell Boulevard restaurant in broad daylight just blocks away from the station house last week.

The suspect entered Laterna Estiatorio & Catering, located at 47-20 Bell Blvd. in Bayside, five blocks south of Northern Boulevard, through a backdoor just before 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Once inside, he removed approximately $60 in cash, credit cards and personal items before running out of the eatery in an unknown direction, police said.

The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspect walking through a parking lot and described him as having a dark complexion.

He is believed to be between 50 and 55 years old with a slim build and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black leather jacket over a black hooded sweatshirt. He had a black bag over one shoulder and he was carrying a pair of black shoes.

Cops are looking for the suspect who allegedly burglarized a Bell Boulevard restaurant in Bayside. Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

Through Nov. 26, the 111th Precinct has reported 291 burglaries so far in 2023, 33 fewer than the 258 reported at the same point last year, an increase of 12.8%, according to the most recent CompStat report.

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