We’ve said it time and time again.
Please folks, lock those windows when you go out, especially if they open up onto a fire escape!
In this week’s Brooklyn Paper, Will Bredderman brings us three more tales of woe, all of which may have been prevented with something as simple as a secured window. All three break-ins occurred April 24, on the same block of Ovington Avenue between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue.
- In the first incident, the victim left his apartment with one open window at around 8 a.m. When he returned at 3:20 p.m. his iPad, bankbook, cell phone, watch, and one piece of jewelery were gone.
- Another tenant in the same building told police he went out at 4 p.m. After getting home at 4:10 a.m. the following morning, he discovered his iPad and $100 in cash missing. The complainant reported that his windows do not lock.
- A resident of the building next door said she headed out at 7:50 a.m., neglecting to lock her fire escape window. She said she returned at 9:30 p.m. to find the window open and her valuables gone. The missing items include two “pricey” cameras and her iPhone Touch.