Crime Watch

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Copper Cable Caper

Someone stole copper cables from a Second Avenue subway construction site. When construction workers returned to work on Monday morning, January 27, they discovered that unknown perpetrators had removed copper cables from the Second Avenue subway site at 94th Street and Second Avenue. In all, 300 feet of cable was missing, valued at $1,200. No video cameras recorded the incident.

Don't Loot the Messenger

A man's car was broken into and his property stolen. At 6 PM on Sunday, January 26, a 26-year-old man parked his car on East 68th Street between Second and First Avenues and went to dinner. When he came back at 11 PM, he found that the passenger's-side window had been smashed and his messenger bag was missing from inside the car. It had contained a laptop and an iPad Mini with a total value of $2,750.

Malaysian Malaise

On Thursday, January 16, a 51-year-old man living on the Upper East Side contacted his bank after he noticed that there had been an unauthorized wire transfer of money from his account. The bank informed him that his e-mail account had been used to transfer the money to an unknown location in Malaysia. The unauthorized wire transfer amounted to $215,000.


Safeguard your apartment and home.

Recent burglaries have occurred in the neighborhood.

Be alert for suspicious activity.

Perpetrators are gaining entry by:

?Forcing locked doors, mainly the front, due to inadequate locks.

?Front doors left open and unsecured.

?Unlocked rear windows.

?Fire-escape windows.

Remember to:

1.Secure all windows and doors.

2.Install and lock secondary locks.

3.Do NOT leave your electronics (laptops, iPods, etc.) near your windows in plain view.

4.Install only FDNY-approved safety gates on fire-escape or ground-level windows.

PROTECT YOUR HOME: Your local precinct Crime Prevention Survey consists of a walk-through of your home and a list of security recommendations to help prevent your chances of being burglarized. Call your local precinct and ask the crime prevention officer for this FREE service.

If you have any information regarding any burglaries, please contact your local precinct detective squad.

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