Got further info from our Comet member who has been canvassing neighbors on 72nd Street about today's burglary. Add this info to our first email below. Here's what he's heard:
- This is the second burglary on 72nd Street! Apparently a house across the street was broken into through the rear just last week. Cash was stolen. We were not told about this burglary so we couldn't tell the community to be on the lookout.
- The burglary today was through a front window that was pried open. Jewelry was stolen.
- We believe the first burglary victim is Vietnamese and a business owner. Today's burglary victim is Hispanic and is also a business owner. We don't know if this is a coincidence.
- The son of the first victim said he saw a tall thin Indian male getting into a dark blue vehicle, possibly a Honda, at the time of the burglary last week. He was wearing a hoodie! Wonder if it was the same guy seen by our second victim??
- We don't know if this guy with the hoodie is related to the burglaries, but keep your eyes pealed just in case!
- Don't forget - Call 911 if you see anything suspicious!! This is being sent to all our precincts. If a call comes in about a suspicious tall thin male with a hoodie in a dark blue vehicle, they might connect it to the possible suspect responsible for the burglaries on 72nd Street!
From: Roe Daraio
Date: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 7:17 PM
Subject: Community Alert - Burglary
A little after 5:00 pm this evening, January 24th, a downstairs resident on 72nd Street between 51st/Calamus Avenue heard the house alarm go off. He then heard movement upstairs. He went outside, called the homeowner to make sure no one was supposed to be home and then called 911.
A Comet member who lives on the block asked the resident if he's seen anything suspicious lately. The resident, who was shaken up, did say he saw a thin male wearing a black hoodie walking on the block a couple of times a week or so ago. He said he thinks he may have been smoking marijuana. It's not known if this individual was the burglar casing the block. The Comet member told him next time he sees something odd like that, to call the police.
- It appears perpetrator waited until it got dark to break in. At this point we don't know if anything was stolen.
- House alarm didn't seem to deter him.
- This occurred on the border of all three communities so we all need to be alert!
- Call 911 if you see strangers on your block looking at houses or for anything suspicious that looks like it may lead to a crime!!
- Please pass this on to others in our area so they can be on the lookout too.
Comet Civic Association