After a major December drop in crime last week, 22 incidents of grand larceny contributed to a significant rise this week. That is nearly a threefold increase from last week’s 8 grand larcenies. Deputy Inspector Eric Rodriguez has been warning residents all year that thefts of iPhones and other handheld devices have driven crime in the area and around the city.
Several incidents have recently been reported around our area:
• A phone was snatched on Cortelyou Road this past weekend.
• Neighbors reported two more attacks (on Rugby and Cortelyou Roads) in the comments.
• Another neighbor tells us her phone was stolen from her car, which was parked in her driveway on Ocean Avenue, on the night of December 25.
If you’ve been the victim of the crime, after you’ve reported it to the police, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form on the map page with the details, including date, approximate time, and what happened, and we’ll add it.