1999-06-11 / Front Page

Burglaries Up In 100th

Cops Warn: Lock Your Doors & Windows!
By Joan Ward George

Don’t want to be burglarized? Then lock your doors and windows, advises 100 Precinct Detective Ralph Valentino, and you’ll at least protect yourself from the perp or perps that have been preying on 106 and 107 Shore Front and private homes located in the Beach 90’s.

Over the last month eight private homes in the Beach 90’s and, in the last week alone, three apartments located in 106 and 107 Shore Front have been easily burglarized because the burglars just had to open the window or walk through an unlocked patio door to gain entrance into these private dwellings.

According to Detective Valentino, all of the burglaries have taken place while the apartment or home dwellers were at home. No one, however, has seen the burglar or burglars involved and no one has been injured. The items that have been stolen include small pieces of jewelry and things that are easy to remove. Police suspect that the perp(s) are either exiting through the balcony doors or windows that they gained entry from, or just unlocking and walking out the front doors of the dwellings.

Although police have suspects in the recent rash of burglaries, no arrests have been made to date. Security has been beefed up at 106 and 107 Shore Front and 100 Precinct Crime Prevention Officer Rick Heuther has been spending much of his time meeting with tenants and homeowners advising them on the best was to stay ‘burglar-proof’.

Police ask that local residents keep their eyes and ears open and look out for their neighbors and, if anything suspicious seen or heard, don’t get personally involved; rather, call the 100 Precinct at 718-318-4200.

 

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