Criminals in Upper Manhattan in recent weeks have been destroying vehicles to steal the belongings that are inside, things as simple as a cell phone charger, according to the police of the 34 precinct.
The uniformed officer expressed that she has been warning neighbors, the vast majority of them Dominican residents on Ft. George Hill Avenue, between 190 and 193 streets, near Saint Nicholas Avenue and Highbrige Park, that this crime is increasing in the area, urging you not to leave any belongings in your vehicles.
In the flyers issued by the police, he advises not to leave the car running with the key inside, nor to leave belongings inside, especially if it is in a visible place. In addition, it reminds the entire population that they must make sure that the car is locked.
Neighbors express that “it is nothing new to break the windows of cars to steal the smallest thing, it can be a cell phone charger or a GPS,” they maintain.
“We have seen many cars here that leave it mounted on blocks, they carry the four rings, it is an opportune area so that thieves are not caught by cameras, because there are no buildings, in addition the residents complain and live demanding the installation of more lighting and surveillance cameras in the area ”. they assure
“We have no choice but to park in the place, because parking lots on public roads are always full, finding a parking lot in Upper Manhattan requires waiting hours and being very attentive so that another driver does not come and occupy it first, since private parking places charge over $ 300 a month, equivalent to more than 17,000 Dominican pesos, ”some argue.
By Ramón Mercedes
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