Thursday, February 20, 2014
Her apartment was burglarized in the middle of the day. That same day, two more apartments were broken into on the same block. Most probably, the burglars climbed the fire escapes to the roof and gained access the backyard windows.
BJ would like to remind everyone to be vigilant and to not take the relative safety of this neighborhood for granted. She writes:
I think there is a way our community can help here. First of all, please remind everyone to lock windows. We usually do, but sometimes crack one when it is too warm. In this case, it was closed but not locked and not something I worried too much about given that the window could only be accessed via the roof and then a fire escape -- it faces the gardens between buildings and is on a high floor. Most importantly, if you face backs of buildings and see someone on a rooftop or anything suspicious -- err on the side of calling 911! This seems to be the way this person works and if we all look out our windows and pay attention maybe we can catch this person! Better to make a false call on someone checking out a leak than for others to be burglarized. I know previously I would have dismissed seeing something and assumed it was workers, but no longer!
Good advice, B. Thanks for reminding all of us that we are not immune to crime here in Carroll Gardens.