A pair of burglars took advantage of the coronavirus lockdown to target shuttered businesses in Queens — and made off with more than $30,000 in goods, police said Wednesday.
Police believe the unknown pair is connected to seven separate break-ins in Queens Village from April and May, according to the NYPD.
In the first series of burglaries, the two men broke into four businesses on Hillside Avenue in April, cops said.
Their biggest haul came around 10 p.m. on April 6, when the crooks made off with $18,000 in cash, liquor, an electric bike and kitchen utensils from Rajdhani Indian Restaurant.
Two days later, the two came back to the strip and relieved Sweetmans Parties Restaurant of $4,000 that had been left in its cash registers and safe after disconnecting the cameras inside.
Three weeks later, the crooks returned twice to Hillside Avenue and broke into Fara Vjala Beauty Salon and Metro PCS just days apart.
The salon reported $400 missing along with various hair products, while the cell phone store told cops the two grabbed $300 and 17 cell phones worth nearly $10,000.
The two burglars were back at it on May 3 when they broke into a Papa Johns on Francis Lewis Boulevard, stealing an unknown amount of cash and two electric bikes, police said.
That same night, the burglars were unsuccessful in breaking into a nail salon and house of worship nearby on Francis Lewis Boulevard, cops said.
On Wednesday, the NYPD released video footage from the Metro PCS burglary on April 26.
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