DI Leyson, 110th Precinct, just returned from vacation, was going through his reports and saw that a burglary occurred in our area.
Saturday, 7/6, a burglary occurred at 51 #s on Manilla Street in Elmhurst between the hours of 9:00 pm and 1:30 am. The front door was forced open, the room was ransacked but nothing was stolen.
This is very alarming - according to the police report, a neighbor saw a "strange white male" who was bald and in his 40's in the garage. The neighbor did not call 911.
Call 911 immediately if you see something suspicious! You will not get into trouble if you are wrong.
If you are the victim of a crime, please call and report it. The police will not know what's going on in our community if no reports are filed.
Here's a response I received to our e-mail blast about this:
I wanted to inform you that before the long weekend our roof hatch alarm sensor went off at around 4am.
We called the police and they were at our door within minutes. Officers went on the roof but did not find anyone or evidence of anyone.
I also spoke to the neighbors, since our houses are attached and the officers walked on neighbors' roofs, but aside from hearing the police walking on the roof, no one could confirm that there were other people prior to that. Which does not mean that there were not.
ADT was at my house yesterday and they could not confirm if the sensor malfunctioned.
Also my cameras at the front and the back did not register any movement. I do NOT YET have the camera on the roof, but I am considering one after this ... Incident.
Therefore my point is this. It is worth investing in a security system.
And I wanted to commend the officers especially the plainclothes ones to a quick response.
Feel free to share my story if you see fit.
We live @ 51 #s on 64th street, Woodside NY 11377
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Association