In the last few months we reported over 30 Honda Accords, Civics and Nissan Maxima’s having their airbags stolen. CrownHeights.info had learned that this isn’t a problem plaguing just Crown Heights but surrounding neighborhoods as well.
Monday morning a resident awoke to find the rear small window on her Honda Accord broken and the two airbags and air bag computer removed from the car, no other items had been taken. This incident follows the same pattern of those that had been happening in the past.
More in the Extended Article.
Another incident took place on Carroll St between Troy and Albany in which a minivan had one of its windows smashed and various items stolen from it.
Police reports have been filed in both incidents. A very disturbing fact had been related by one of the patrolmen who responded to the airbags incident, he said that the 71st Precinct had 210 patrolmen up until a recent cutback reduced that number by 60 leaving us with just 150 patrolmen.
One of the possible explanations for this is simple, statistically crime has been going down, victims of these crimes have not ‘had the time’ or ‘have not been interested’ in filing a police report and following up with it. Another can be that we simply have no one lobbying for the additional patrols, but that has been this way for all too long now.
If you see anyone suspicious looking into cars or simply hanging around houses and the likes please contact Shomrim at (718) 774-3333 at anytime.