A homeless man was busted for swiping $11,000 worth of personal items from the Brooklyn hotel room of a Texas doctor in town to help with the battle against the coronavirus, police said.
Ronaldo Lewis, 29, was busted at 7 p.m. Tuesday after a tipster recognized him from photos in the media. He was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, and criminal possession of stolen property, according to cops.
Lewis broke into the doctor’s room in the Brooklyn Hotel on Atlantic Avenue near Nostrand Avenue in Crown Heights at about 9 a.m. on Saturday, cops said.
He then grabbed about $11,000 worth of jewelry and clothing, and then fled, police said.
Lewis has 11 prior arrests, most recently for criminal possession of a weapon and a controlled substance in April, according to cops.
Police initially described the suspect as a woman, and released photos of a person with shoulder-length hair, wearing a tank top, leggings and earrings.
But arrest paperwork indicates the suspect is a male, cops said.
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