Burglar targets apartments on Lower East Side

Irving Walker

November 23, 2010 3:05:48 AM PST
Police are asking for help catching a busy burglar on the Lower East Side.

The suspect is wanted in connection with 13 residential burglaries over the last six weeks.

In each case, the suspect enters the victim's apartments through the front door while they are sleeping, often waking them in the process, and removes electronics and wallets.

The suspect is identified as 40-year-old Irving Walker, of the Bronx.

Police say he has been targeting the areas of Madison Street between Rutgers and Catherine streets, East Broadway between Pike and Rutgers streets, and Eldridge and Forsyth streets between Hester and Grand streets.

Incident #1: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 1:30 p.m., 133 East Broadway

Incident #2: Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 6:00 a.m., 33 Catherine Street

Incident #3: Monday, October 18, 2010 at 5:00 a.m., 120 Madison Street

Incident #4: Friday, October 22, 2010 at 5:45 a.m., 7 Monroe Street

Incident #5: Monday, October 25, 2010 at 6:00 a.m., 105 Henry Street

Incident #6: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 5:55 a.m., 114 Madison Street

Incident #7: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 2:10 a.m., 122 Madison Street

Incident #8: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 5:10 a.m., 69 Eldridge Street

Incident #9: Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 6:00 a.m., 201 Madison Street

Incident #10: Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 5:30 a.m., 113 Madison Street

Incident #11: Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 4:00 a.m., 75 Madison Street

Incident #12: Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 3:00 a.m., 215 Madison Street

Incident #13: Monday, November 15, 2010 at 4:50 a.m., 74 Forsyth Street

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.


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