"We had 4 cars broken into around 8:00 PM last night in the parking lot of the Nevada Diner. Electronics, including a $2,400 Macbook Pro and credit cards were taken from several cars (in more than one car the owner left their wallet with Credit Cards in the cars). One victim was only in the diner for about 5 minutes.
Also around the same time a car was broken into in the parking lot of the Bally's Gym. An Apple Macbook Pro and iPad were stolen from this vehicle.
PLEASE remind people NOT to leave valuables in the vehicles unattended, even for a few minutes!!!!
Also, I have had SEVERAL Green Dot Scams reported recently (not necessarily in Cometland). People have been called by "the IRS" stating they owe money and fees and instructed to go to the drug store and buy Green Dot Money Pack Cards and call them back or wait for a callback from them and give them the serial numbers from the cards. One victim bought cards totaling $32,000 (that is not a typo - 32k) and another for over $3,000.
PLEASE pass along to ALL friends and families that NO reputable company or ANY Governmental agency will call and request immediate payment for overdue taxes, utility bills or bail for a "jailed" family member. NO legitimate company or agency of any type will request you to go to the drug store for a pre paid card to give them the serial number from. THIS IS A SCAM!!!!!
Also, keep an eye out for suspicious persons or vehicles in the neighborhood. there have been a couple Burglaries in the area (I will have PO Rivera get you the exact locations as I am out sick). Let the police investigate, do not wait, do not approach or challenge suspicious people, CALL THE POLICE.
Sorry for all the news."
Ronald D. Leyson
Commanding Officer, 110th Precinct
94-41 43 Ave, Elmhurst NY 11373