- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York man has pleaded guilty to burglary charges stemming from thefts at two occupied homes in Queens. The pleas were announced Thursday by Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown.

The prosecutor says 59-year-old Salvador Morales pleaded guilty Monday to first- and second-degree burglary. Supreme Court Justice Elise Koenderman said she will sentence Morales to 11 years in prison on Jan. 23.

Prosecutors say Morales admitted that he followed two women from a Flushing bank to their apartment in April 2014. He stole one woman’s pocketbook, which contained more than $1,000.

In a second incident, Morales used a ruse to enter a 97-year-old woman’s apartment. He was accused of stealing two rings and $700 from the woman’s bedroom.

Morales was seen on surveillance footage at both locations.


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