Judy Stanton, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Heights Association, tells us that the 84th Precinct has advised her of five burglaries in the Heights in the past four days, all taking place during daytime. Three were in the same building, on Willow Street between Cranberry and Orange; one was on Remsen Street between Clinton and Henry; and one was on Columbia Place. All were from dwellings that had been left unlocked. More of Judy’s message after the jump.
It is lovely that Heights residents are feeling so safe that they leave their doors unlocked, but it is awful to be burglarized……..and it is very, very frustrating to the police.
Deputy Inspector DiPaolo has reached out to the BHA to get the word out to all of you,in the hope of preventing more of these ‘walk right in’ burglaries. Please forward this to your neighbors, and PLEASE BE SURE TO LOCK YOUR DOORS. Thank you!
Update: The Times “City Room” blog weighs in, quoting Judy Stanton as saying that one of the “feared” burglaries, evidently one of the three in the same Willow Street building, “turned out to be a messy apartment.”