We had a residential burglary the afternoon of February 12, 58-00 numbers on 61st street. 3 floors, 1st and 3rd floors are under construction. Front door to the 2nd floor was locked, cv leaves in early afternoon, upon return in early evening door was unlocked and rear bedroom door to patio was also unlocked. $1000 cash removed from the bedroom. First floor rear which is empty was also unlocked/open. The cv/reporter happens to be Asian.
Also to tag on that one, in January we had a very similar Residential Burglary in Cometland where the victims went out in the early evening and when they returned (tight time frame, within 2 hours) they discovered $3,000 cash missing from the bedroom dresser, nothing else taken, as if the perp knew exactly where to go. So in addition to not leaving large sums of cash inside your homes, please alert residents to limit access (extended relatives, guests, home health aides, or people inside the home doing construction or performing other services) to bedrooms, closets or other semi-private areas where valuables are likely to be found, whenever practicable. Also make sure these people are not seeing you placing valuables (cash, jewelry, etc) in hiding spots like drawers, dressers, closets, etc. Valuables should always be stored in a locked safe in a private area of the house, and large sums of cash should ALWAYS be deposited in the bank.
Be safe with your stuff!