Sunday, March 30, 2014
Rash of Howard Beach burglaries
From CBS New York:
A crime spree has left residents of Howard Beach, Queens worried – and homeowners and police have been taking extra precautions.
As CBS 2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported Friday, Howard Beach residents said they feel they are under siege, with at least 10 break-ins in recent weeks. Five homes were targeted in as many days.
“They’re terrified. They’re locking their doors. They’re making sure that the alarm is on while they’re in their homes. They’re making sure that people watch them when they get into their cars,” said Joann Ariola, president of the Howard Beach-Lindenwood Civic Association. “This is not how we live here in this community.”
The community has just been rebounding from Superstorm Sandy, and police said 10 homes have been broken into in the last several weeks. Two of them were occupied at the time.