Please see the message below from Captain Mackie, Executive Officer at 104th Precinct, concerning a recent burglary. He also recapped burglaries in our area during December.
You can call your local precinct and schedule a safety survey with your Crime Prevention Officer.
Stay alert and call 911 if you see something suspicious - most burglaries occur during the day!!!
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Associatiion
Hi Roe...hope you had a fantabulous Christmas and New Year!!
On Monday 1/4 there was a residential burglary at 54-xx 66th Street. The victims went out to dinner in Flushing in the early evening. When they returned later in the night, they discovered the 2nd floor bedroom ransacked and $3,000 missing from a dresser drawer. The 2nd floor window used to gain entry had a previously broken lock, which basically allowed the perp to walk right on in. Additionally the home had cameras but they were NOT recording.
We have seen a rise in residential burgs in the area. PLEASE warn everyone to not keep large amounts of cash in the home, it's always safer in the bank, if they have a surveillance system, the cameras are useless unless they are actively recording, and windows are a common entry point (even those above ground level), ALWAYS keep them locked and if they are broken please make sure they get fixed immediately!
If anyone is in need of a Crime Prevention survey of their home, Officers Hyatt and Collado are always available to perform these surveys, free of charge.
Recap of Burglaries in December
12/23/15: 5100 74 st, both 2 apts burglarized- basement windows broken during daytime. Perp forced locks open to 1st and 2nd fl apts. book and chocolates under tree removed.
12/16/15: 5900 57 Rd. Daytime burg. Playstation, G-shock watch and soccer jerseys taken. Victim returns from work and finds front door to apt broken and items missing.