Captain Manson, 104th, just called to say we had another burglary. This one occurred after 6:00 pm, 6/22 to 6/23 (Friday into Saturday), 66th/Hull Avenue. Perpetrator cut padlock on rear basement door and stole tools - a lot of them - totaling $5,000. Some of the stolen items included a jackhammer, stone cutter and mixer. Whoever did this must have had a vehicle. No one was home at time of incident. If anyone saw anything suspicious that might be related to this incident, please contact the 104th Precinct Squad.
If you recall, we had a burglary through a basement last Wednesday, not too far from this location - "on Wednesday, 6/19 at 9:25 pm, resident at 56 #'s on 68th Street entered dark house and confronted a figure....."
With the weather heating up, blinds being drawn and air conditioners being turned on, burglars have less of a chance of being caught. Please keep a lookout. If you hear your neighbor's dog barking, look out your window - they could be barking at a suspicious person!
Captain Manson also said they had another burglary at the other end of the precinct that he hopes doesn't become a pattern. Homeowner received call from someone saying he was from alarm company, was in the area and asked if she had an alarm. This might have given perpetrators green light to burglarize her house. If you get a call like this, hang up. Don't give out any information to someone you don't know!
One last interesting piece of information. Last week I received a call from a male. My caller ID showed "unknown number". Male said he was my oldest grandson. Told him I don't have a grandson and hung up. Captain Manson said oftentimes Hispanics are victims of a caller claiming to be a family member who says they've been arrested and needs cash. It's possible they thought my last name was Hispanic. No matter what your ethnicity, don't fall for this scam - if it sounds unbelievable, it probably is!!
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Association