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Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:32 am, Thu May 29, 2014.

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection to a burglary at 229-12 Merrick Blvd. in Laurelton.

On May 10, at approximately 4:45 a.m., the suspect entered a 99 Cent Dream Store by cutting a hole in the roof.

The suspect removed approximately $2,600 from the store before fleeing the scene. The establishment was closed at the time of the incident and there were no injuries reported as a result.

The suspect was caught on video surveillance and is described as a black male with a light complexion who is 25 to 30 years old.

He was last seen wearing a light-colored sweatshirt, light-colored camouflage pants and light sneakers and was seen carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

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