World’s worst burglar: Sheepshead Bay sneak caught breaking into homes twice in one day

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Police are hunting for a would-be burglar who attempted to break into two Bedford Avenue homes in Sheepshead Bay on March 23.

The suspect first tried to enter a house near Avenue V through a rear-window at approximately 9:30 p.m., but fled when the 54-year-old female homeowner caught a glimpse of the clumsy cat burglar, according to cops.

About 30 minutes later, the perp, who police say donned a mask and dark clothing, tried to break into a different residence near Avenue V, but was busted by a 67-year-old man who was returning home at around 10 p.m., according to cops.

The unsuccessful burglar is described as a man, last seen wearing a face mask and all dark clothing.

Anyone with information in regards to the identity of the two men is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-8477. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Aidan Graham at or by calling (718) 260–4577.
Updated 12:17 pm, April 19, 2019
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