Wanted: Suspect In Attempted Burglary Of Coney Island Avenue Verizon Wireless


The suspects, as captured by the store’s security cameras. (Source: DCPI)

Would-be burglars didn’t do much to hide their faces from cameras during an attempted burglary, and now cops are using the footage to track them down.

Two men, pictured above, attempted to break in to the Verizon Wireless store at 2680 Coney Island Avenue early Friday, July 11.

At approximately 2:00 a.m., the suspects spent 15- to 20-minutes trying to pry open the store’s front door with a pair of standard pliers. They were unsuccessful at gaining entry, but left some damage to the door.

“I came into the store, I noticed the damage on the door and found the broken piece of the plier, and I called the cops,” said one of the business’ owners. “I don’t know what they were thinking [by attempting to break in with a plier].”

The owner reviewed the overnight security footage and spotted the pair above, and handed the photos over to police. The suspect with the beaded necklace has a tattoo on his right arm, notes the business owner, who asked not to be named.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Update (12:12 p.m.): We’ve added details to this post after speaking to the owners. Also, the date of the incident was changed. The NYPD indicated that the attempted burglary was July 14; the owners noted that it was July 11. The article has been amended.

  • nolastname

    LOL, not one but two sets of rosary….Yeah, that’ll keep ya’ from going to hell.

    • http://incrediblewordcrap.com/ Phil Rosenthal

      he probably stole those as well

      • Brooklyn King

        haha, you are probably right

        • Jimmy

          A Black man is like a pitbull, when I see either coming I cross the street. You know something, it is better to be safe than sorry. Both pitbulls and Blacks are species that should have not been made. Both should go extiinct. In NYC, as the percentage of the city’s Blacks has decreased, so has the crime rate. The Blacks are like Al qaeda and Hamas rolled into one. Oh wait, that would only describe the Bloods and the Crips.

  • Kwame Oogabij

    A Nee Grow as usual!!! No need to wonder what race the suspect is.