Brazen burglar broke into sleeping baby’s room, second New York City apartment: police

A manhunt is underway in New York City after a brazen burglar used a fire escape to break into a Bronx apartment building where a 2-month-old baby was sleeping.

Police said the unidentified man broke into a 32-year-old man’s apartment in Riverdale through a window above the fire escape shortly after 8 p.m. Friday. He went into a bedroom where a baby was sleeping and quickly rifled through the room for any valuables.

He fled a short time later -- emptyhanded -- after apparently hearing the baby’s father in the living room, NBC New York reported.

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The NYPD released the terrifying video of the man scavenging around the baby’s bedroom.

But the burglar didn’t stop there. Cops say he next got into a 28-year-old woman’s apartment in the same building – on a different floor – also using a window above a fire escape.

Once inside, he stole the woman’s jewelry, a bicycle and a backpack, police said.

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Authorities said the man fled the area and has not been seen since. Witnesses are urged to call Crime Stoppers with tips.