Bicycle stolen from Carroll Gardens's building during a robbery yesterday.
(Photo courtesy of C.S.)
Ever so often, we are reminded by fellow Carroll Gardens residents that break-ins and robberies do happen in our relatively safe neighborhood. Reader C.S. just informed us about a break-in in his building on 4th Place yesterday. A police report has been filed.C.S. writes:
My wife and I moved to the Carroll Gardens area in the fall of last year. As an avid reader and one who likes to stay current on local news, I came across your blog online and have been reading it since. Keep up the great work!
Not sure what information makes its way to a story on your blog but I have noticed (now first hand) and by word of mouth of the increase in robberies/burglaries in our area.
Just yesterday between 2:30-7:30 on 4th Place b/w Court and Smith I became a victim as well. Someone made their way into our building which is secured by 2 locked double front doors, proceeded up to the 4th floor of a walk-up, located my bike in the hallway and left the premises with it. A police report has since been filed.
I hope that my story plus enclosed picture (its a red men's TREK Mountain Track 820 with Kyrptonite U-Lock) can make others aware of the recent incident and be a sounding board to re-insure that valuables should always be locked up, doors are not left open, and for everyone to always be on alert in the area.
I hope that the 76th Precinct can help re-unite C.S. with his bike. In the meantime, we should all follow his advice and stay alert.