Here is follow up from DI Leyson about our Alert. Some info was accurate and some - not so much. In any event, a lot is going on and you need to be aware of your surroundings. See info highlighted below. Captain Manson, 104th, said we WILL be registering bicycles and electronics on April 20th.
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From: LEYSON, RONALD
Date: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 9:44 PM
A couple of things to address your e mail....
First, I have no "Burglary" on Seabury on 2/14, the job your writer is referring to she probably saw on the news. It was an elderly female who came home and was confronted by someone in her apartment who tied her up and robbed her apartment. That happened down on Judge St and 41 Ave.
Second, I have no Burglary or any crime on the 57 Block (or vicinity) and Seabury for that front door Burglary you mentioned.
The incidents you described around Grand/Seabury/Queens Blvd are pretty darn accurate. The woman was NOT injured with the rock, so an assault complaint report was NOT taken, it is for reckless endangerment for creating a risk of injury.
My Anti-Crime team was in the area doing surveillance due to phone snatches in the area and were the ones who witnessed the events and jumped out. They think they know who the "kid" is and are going to follow up. It seems that a group of kids are coming from the high school and just being delinquents as they go to the train. We have been on top of them making sure they don't commit the crimes and they were excessively active today. The coffee incident is accurate also, they jumped out and checked on that woman too.
Shortly after those incidents, my Anti-Crime Team began to watch another group who came OFF the train and looked suspicious. Within 5 minutes, they observed the group of 4 snatch a female Asian's cell phone. the Anti-Crime guys apprehended one right away and chased the other three towards Queens Blvd. Two of the three others were apprehended (for a total of 3 out of 4). I was on the scene with them They did an outstanding job being in the area and observing the suspicious people and following them and observing the actual crime.
Shortly after we all left, about 45 minutes ago, another snatch happened by a male black in a white hoody...
You are absolutely right, like I always say at every meeting, people have to be aware of their surroundings and not be consumed by their phones.
If they see something suspicious, call 911 and let US respond and investigate.
Deputy Inspector Ronald D. Leyson
94-41 43 Ave
Elmhurst, NY 11373