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Spate of Dangerous Robberies in Far Rockaway

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for

There have been a spate of robberies in Far Rockaway, where a young hispanic burglar who carries a knife has been breaking into basements and into homes through the windows.  Essentially, he searches for money and entirely ransacks the area.  He stole over $12,000 in cash and jewelry from one home, $250 from another, and it is as yet undetermined how much he stole from the third.

On one occasion, he brandished a knife in order to help facilitate his escape.  The picture above, though grainy, can help identify him. If anyone sees him, please contact the 101st precinct and ask for Detective Michael Fischer 718 868 3400.

In the meantime please remember to:

  1. Secure the doors. [34% of burglars, yes, come through the front door].
  2. Secure all other doors.
  3. Lock the windows. Doors and windows are the most common entry points for burglars.
  4. Light up the landscape.
  5. Eliminate hiding places in your front and back yards.
  6. Add security cameras.

7 Responses

  1. 7.
    Learn how to fight and secure several objects ready in reserved spots. For example, have a hammer ready in an easily accessible place (away from kids). Also consider baseball bats, brass knuckles, pepper gel, sharp knives, stun guns or tasers. Even heavy kitchen ware can be highly effective.

    This should be at the top of the list. If you are an able bodied male, yet cannot learn to store and use weapons responsibly, then you are being irrespective and reckless.

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