Northeastern Queens residents beware: burglaries are on the rise in the 111th Precinct according to area police.
The Bayside-based precinct reported on their Twitter account that house break-ins were becoming especially prevalent in areas west of the Clearview Expressway.
According to precinct Captain John Hall, nine burglaries occurred from Jan. 10 to Jan. 18. The map shared on their Twitter page showed that five out of the nine burglaries happened within the Auburndale neighborhood.
In the precinct’s yearly crime recap, Hall reported that the precinct experienced their “lowest burglary number ever” in 2018, with 163 reported incidents in 2018 versus 167 burglaries in 2017.
Wow, down by four! Keep your eyes peeled anyway.