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Burglar sought for taking more than $100,000 worth of jewelry from Brooklyn home

Posted at 2:37 PM, Apr 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-07 16:20:37-04

GRAVESEND, Brooklyn – Police say a man ran off with more than $100,000 worth of fancy watches and other jewelry during a midnight burglary in Brooklyn last Sunday.

The burglar broke into a house near 28th and Harway avenues around 12:35 a.m. through a kitchen window, police said. He got away with $108,500 worth of luxury watches, a ring and a bracelet from an unlocked display on the bedroom dresser.

He swiped a Panerai watch valued at $10,500, a Jacob the Jeweler watch valued at $17,500, a Breitling Super Avenger valued at $6,500, a Breitling Navitimer watch valued at $4,500, a Rolex Datejust valued at $28,000, a Bentley watch valued at $11,000, a necklace with cross valued at $12,000, a ring valued at $7,000 and a bracelet valued at $12,000, according to police.

The man then exited with the jewelry in a white bag. No one was home at the time of robbery. Cops released video showing the person of interest outside the Gravesend home before the burglary.

The victim, a 46-year-old man, returned home around 3 a.m. and reported the incident to police.

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