An alleged serial robber’s latest heist was foiled early Saturday by the NYPD’s Special Ops team — which caught the dramatic rooftop-arrest on a night-vision cam attached to a police helicopter, cops said.
Police were called to 756 Allerton Ave. in the Bronx around 4:30 a.m. after the perp set off an alarm system for one of the jewelry stores located inside the building, police said.
There, they found Francisco Barrera, 31, on the roof, and called in the department’s Emergency Service Unit to come retrieve him, according to police.
Video of the early-morning arrest taken from the sky shows Barrera crouching on the roof as two cops approach with a ladder. One of them appears to gesture toward Barrera like he’s giving him an order.
Barrera then slowly walks to the edge of the roof with his arms up, as four more cops creep into the frame, with their hands at their waistband holsters.
Barrera is then surrounded by the officers as he descends the ladder, and the video cuts off.
“While you were sleeping, #Aviation pilots once again led ESU members to a location in the @NYPD49Pct where a perp wanted for an attempted Burglary of a jewelry store was hiding,” the department’s Special Ops team Tweeted.
His rap sheet street dates to at least 2009, cops said.
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NYPD captures suspected serial burglar on jewelry store roof