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  • A pair of burglars in Queens have targeted nearly a dozen homes since September, the NYPD says

  • In the duo's crime spree, they have gotten away with nearly a half a million dollars in jewelry and cash, police say

  • Witnesses are urged to call Crime Stoppers with tips

Police in Queens are on the hunt for a pair of burglars who they say have targeted nearly a dozen homes and getting away nearly a half a million dollars in cash and jewelry.

The duos crime spree began back in September when they tried to break into a home on 54th Avenue and 525 Street, according to the NYPD. They were unable to get inside and fled the scene.

Police said the duo have struck 10 more since then, burglarizing seven homes and trying to get into three more. In one burglary in November, the duo got away with about $400,000 in jewelry and cash, cops said.

In another burglary two days later, the pair got away with about $17,000 worth of jewelry.

NYPD: Burglars Target 11 Homes, Get Away With Nearly $500K

[NY] NYPD: Burglars Target 11 Homes, Get Away With Nearly $500K

Officials said nobody was at home during any of the burglary and no injuries were reported.

No arrests have been made. Witnesses are urged to call Crime Stoppers that may help investigators track down the duo before they strike again.

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