Security Video Shows Burglar Inside Manhattan Home While Woman Is Asleep

New York police have released surveillance footage showing a burglar wandering around the corridors of a Manhattan home in the early hours of the day.

The NYPD said in a statement to Newsweek that the incident occurred around 1:05 a.m. on June 24 at a private residence in the vicinity of Central Park West and West 89 Street in the Upper West Side of New York City.

Crime Stoppers shared footage of the suspect, seemingly a male wearing a black hooded top, a mask and white baseball cap, walking around the hall of the home and looking in each room.

Police said the suspect gained entry into the building after manipulating the lock to the front door with an unknown object.

The suspect is accused of stealing a MacBook Pro computer, valued at $2,400. A 45-year-old woman who lives at the address and present during the burglary noticed the laptop was missing from her office, and called police after examining her surveillance footage.

While the victim was in the residence at the time of the burglary, there was no contact between her and the unidentified male, NYPD added in a statement.

Crime Stoppers are offering a $3,500 reward for anyone who can provide information which leads to an arrest as part of the investigation.

According to the latest crime figures from the NYPD, the number of burglaries in the city have fallen compared to the same period in 2020.

Between June 21 and June 27, 2021, there were 181 reports of burglary in New York, down nearly 28 percent from 251 which occurred during the same seven-day period in 2020.

So far in 2021, there have been 5,489 burglary reports in total. This is a decrease of more than 24 percent from the 7,244 that were recorded during the first near six months of 2020.

Other major and violent crimes have increased in New York this year compared to the same period in 2020.

According to NYPD figures, there has been a 12 percent increase in murders so far this year—212 compared to 189—as well as an increase in the number of reported rapes (684 to 650.)

The overall index crime in New York City had also risen 22 percent this May compared with May 2020, as a result of a significant 46 percent increase in robberies (1,182 versus 806) and a 35 percent increase in grand larceny crimes (2,848 versus 2,101).

Anyone with information in regard to the Manhattan burglary 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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Police have released security video of a burglar walking around a woman’s home in the Manhattan area of New York the middle of the night. NYPD