Police say the suspect broke into a home on Jamaica Avenue and 88th Street on Thursday morning by prying through a back window.
He allegedly stole $2,500 from a bedroom and beat up a 33-year-old man who confronted him.
Police say the victim was punched and kicked before he was taken to the hospital where he was treated for a laceration to his face and bruises.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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