An accused serial thief well-known amongst Kips Bay locals was busted Thursday after breaking right into a younger lady’s house within the East Side neighborhood, in keeping with police and a witness.
Ruddy Portorreal, 35, allegedly entered via the window of the house on Second Avenue close to East twenty ninth Street – above Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar – and snatched up unspecified objects round 10:10 a.m., cops mentioned.
He tried to get away, however was quickly caught by cops responding to a report in regards to the break-in and charged with housebreaking, police mentioned.
The 26-year-old resident – who was not house on the time – mentioned Portorreal was a stranger and had no authority to be there, in keeping with cops.
“They lastly caught that man,” a witness informed a Post photographer, including that the suspect was well-known for earlier burglaries within the neighborhood.
In one such case from the night of Oct. 9, he allegedly used an object to drive open a vent on the backside of a steel door so he may enter a constructing on East twenty eighth Street, in keeping with a prison criticism.
He then walked into the foyer, opened packages, snatched their contents and fled with the objects in tow, the courtroom doc states.
Portorreal was charged with housebreaking and petit larceny in that case, and ordered held on $5,000 bail, which he apparently made sooner or later, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office mentioned.
He additionally was beforehand arrested on Sept. 25 in connection to a housebreaking and petit larceny case from Aug. 26, additionally in Manhattan, information present.
Details on that case weren’t instantly recognized.