Thursday, October 24, 2013
Howard Beach experiences a rash of car break-ins
From CBS New York:
Some residents in Howard Beach, Queens, are concerned about a spike in car break-ins there.
As CBS 2′s Don Champion reported, some car owners believe they are being targeted because of superstorm Sandy — the storm destroyed many cars in the neighborhood last year, and they’ve since been replaced by new, high-end vehicles.
Vehicle break-ins in the 106th precinct have climbed 62 percent within the past month.
One woman who did not want to be identified said her car has been broken into three times. She has since installed a driveway pole and installed security cameras.
Other residents have reported clothing and wallets being taken from vehicles. Not all of the victims, however, have reported the crimes to police, believing they’re too petty.
The NYPD said it’s important for residents to report all break-ins so they can target trends.