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Police Seeking Valentine's Day Break-In Suspect

Victim was tied up in her apartment after discovering a burglar.

Police in Queens are asking for the public's help locating a suspect wanted in connection with a Valentine's Day robbery in Elmhurst.

Last Thursday at 6:20 p.m., a 69-year-old Elmhust woman returned home to find an intruder in her apartment. When he was discovered, the suspect grabbed the victim, threw her to the floor and tied her hands and feet.

The suspect then removed jewelry, cash and clothing from the apartment and fled on foot.

Police released several photos of the suspect, who was caught by the building's security cameras. He is described as 5'9" and 150 pounds in his late 20's.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips at the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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