The incident took place this past Wednesday at around 3:30 in the afternoon, one of the residents of the house on Carroll St between Schenectady and Utica entered the house and encountered the thief who pulled a knife on him and fled out the back door through the kitchen.
He described the perp as a Male Black around the age of 15 or 16 with a medium build. He had already been through the house and had stuffed various items in his backpack. The items ranged from silver candlesticks that were on the dining room table, wallets and some jewelry. The perp knew what he was looking for avoiding the things that weren’t of significant value, such as a knockoff watch and some real looking jewelry.
Police were called and arrived on scene pretty quick and took a report and informed the victims of the burglary that member from the NYPD’s Crime Scene Unit will arrive at the house later in the day to ‘dust’ the place for finger prints.
This is another incident in the string of burglaries that have been taking place in our neighborhood. We implore homeowners to secure their houses, what can be a simple burglary can quickly turn heavens forbid a much more serious crime. And we turn to the police to ask for additional patrols to prevent these crimes from happening and to pursue these cases once they do happen.
If you see a suspicious person hanging around a certain house or car don’t hesitate to call 911 and Shomrim at (718) 774-3333 24/7.