Thief uses garbage chute to get into Woodlawn building

Cops are hoping surveillance video of the suspect will help catch him.

Cops are hoping surveillance video of the suspect will help catch him. (4/28/15)

THE BRONX - A Woodlawn building was burglarized by a sneaky thief who used a garbage chute to get inside and get away. 

Investigators released surveillance video of the suspect, who also had to get past a fence with barbed wire in order to get inside the building on East 238th Street, which is currently under construction. 

Once inside, police say he shattered a window to an office on the main floor and stole tools. It happened just after midnight on Sunday. 

The man is described as having a dark complexion, and being somewhere between 20 and 35 years old. He has black hair with a beard, and was wearing a blue hooded jacket. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS

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