A man sneaked into a Bronx apartment through the bedroom of a 2-month-old baby who was asleep in the room, police said.
The suspect got in through an unsecured fire escape window of the building near Johnson Avenue and West 236th Street in Riverdale at about 8:10 p.m. on March 8, cops said.
He was caught on a Nest security camera searching the room as the baby slept in a crib. He left empty-handed when he heard the father’s voice in another room, according to police.
Minutes later, the man broke into another apartment nearby by forcing open another fire escape window. He took jewelry, a bicycle and a backpack, cops said.
The NYPD released the video footage on Monday of the man in the child’s bedroom. On Tuesday, police said they believe the same suspect was behind a similar burglary on Jan. 15.
In that incident, the man entered an apartment near West 238th Street and Waldo Avenue through an unlocked fire escape window and stole electronics, watches and laptop computers with a total value of about $7,000, police said.
Police are offering up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest.