NYPD searching for Bronx fire escape burglars

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Sandra Bookman has more from Morris Heights. (WABC)

Police are searching for two men wanted for a burglary that happened around 3 p.m. on February 18 in the Bronx.

The pair of thieves that hit the Undercliff Avenue apartment nearly two weeks ago apparently ignored building security cameras.

On the video, you can see one grab onto a back fire escape and pull himself up as the other first acts as a lookout, and then follows his partner in crime into a first floor unit.

"Everything was all over the place. I was, my stuff, everything was just not the way I left it," said Maynely Rodriguez, the apartment owner.

Rodriguez says the thieves climbed in through the window of her 10-year-old daughter's bedroom by pushing out an air conditioning unit.

Rodriguez says the two stole $1,000 hidden in a drawer and two watches.

Though that window now has a padlock on it, the cousin who shares the apartment says she no longer feels safe.

"I feel violated because; it's my home, now I'm scared. Earlier I was taking a shower and I was kind of scared because I'm home alone in the house right now," said Dayhana Duran, an apartment resident.

Police say this incident was the second time in two months that burglars in the Bronx used a fire escape.

On Tiebout Avenue in the Fordham section, this trio allegedly stole thousands of dollars in furniture from one apartment.

Right now, the two thefts don't appear to be connected.

"I'm just praying for them to catch the persons responsible," Rodriguez said.

The suspects are both described as between 5-foot-6 and 6-feet tall, 20 to 25 years old. One was wearing a black jacket and black pants, while the other was wearing a blue jacket and black pants with white stripes down the sides.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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