Saturday, April 16, 2016
One woman may be cause for Glen Oaks burglary spike
From CBS 2:
Police have connected 16 burglaries, all following the same pattern in the 105 Precinct, since January. With the help of surveillance photos they have an idea of who they are looking for.
Police say the woman targets homes, typically enters through a window, or unlocked back door, and grabs cash and small valuable items like jewelry.
Neighbors believe there may be a common tie.
“As per Indian culture people keep a lot of gold in their house in case of an emergency,” Eldo Varkey said, “The crooks know that they have money and gold in their house.”
Cops can’t confirm that the thefts were racially motivated, but they do know that the suspect has been driving around in a van.