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City Supervisor Paul Feiner stated youngsters have been stealing from unlocked automobiles.
GREENBURGH – City officers are pleading with residents to lock their automobiles as police cope with dozens of youngsters who’ve been descending on Greenburgh to steal automobiles or ransack them.
City Supervisor Paul Feiner stated this week that two youngsters who have been just lately arrested on the town revealed that about 70 Mount Vernon youngsters have been making nightly forays into Greenburgh and surrounding communities to steal from unlocked automobiles.
The issue has prompted authorities to plant indicators round city to remind residents to lock their automobiles, and police are tweeting reminders every night time with the hashtag #9PMRoutine, a suggestion to ensure automobiles are locked by 9 p.m.
“It has been happening for some time,” Feiner stated this morning about unlocked automobiles getting rummaged by means of. “I feel that is the primary time that we’re actually making an attempt to be very, very proactive and aggressive and inspiring individuals to lock their automobiles.”
In current months Greenburgh police have arrested individuals for stealing property from unlocked automobiles, Feiner stated, however the difficulty intensified two weeks in the past with a pair of arrests.
Round four a.m. on Nov. 17, a Ridge Street resident in Hartsdale referred to as police as two youngsters have been breaking into his automobiles, police stated. The pair fled as a automotive alarm went off.
Officers discovered different automobiles on Ridge Street and Hillcrest Avenue that had been rifled by means of, and round 7 a.m. discovered a 17-yr-previous and a sixteen-yr-previous from Mount Vernon on the nook of Hillcrest Avenue and West Hartsdale Avenue who matched the suspects’ descriptions.
Police stated the teenagers had sneakers that have been stolen from a automotive parked in a driveway on Hillcrest Avenue, and each teenagers have been arrested and charged with fifth-diploma felony possession of stolen property.
Police stated on Nov. 17 that that they had acquired 5 separate reviews of things stolen from automobiles in Hartsdale that morning, and all of these automobiles had been unlocked on the time.
Whereas being interviewed by police, Feiner stated, the 2 youngsters revealed that about 70 youngsters from Mount Vernon journey to Greenburgh and close by areas regularly to steal automobiles or steal gadgets from inside them.
“We proceed to have initiatives to fight this crime and we’re working with regulation enforcement all through Westchester and the Bronx,” Feiner wrote on Fb on Tuesday.
Greenburgh police Lt. Kobie Powell stated on Wednesday that the division is coordinating their investigation with Mount Vernon police, the NYPD and MTA police.
Feiner stated police are assigning unmarked automobiles to varied neighborhoods on the town to be proactive about this crime spree. Greenburgh Police Chief Chris McNerney didn’t…