Sounds like a true rash of burglaries has emerged of late. Probably the same culprits, and much the same method each time - checking to see if you're home, then entering through windows. Clearly if you're home you should not try to confront the criminals, but rather call 911. There seems to be a team of two working, and they're super bold. Keep an eye out. We're going to nab them! Try to get a good description if you see youths taking an active interest in your building or ringing doorbells. Plus...
No one should be on a Fire Escape. No one. Not safe for them, definitely not safe for the people in the apartments near them. If you see someone, call it in. Sorry to be a Nervous Norman, but that's the fact, Jack. The Q has zero tolerance for fire escape antics. Okay, maybe someone smoking a cigarette and their window's wide open, or watering a plant. But c'mon. Even someone locked out should contact the Super rather than pull a Spider Man.
And yes, the 71st is aware and working in concert with Brooklyn South to stem the tide. I'm told there are unmarked cars working the neighborhood, though of course I have no way to confirm that. We have at least 10 reported break-ins in July. I'm speaking with the 71st tomorrow so maybe I'll learn more.
This piece from DNA INFO:
Related? The lobby at 125 Hawthorne was ransacked and hardware and such stolen.
Lock, keep and eye out, and here's a probable suspect. Breaking my heart. 16 years old. And as we've said, probably not alone.
The Q at Parkside
News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.