There has been a recent increase in burglaries of commercial establishments, Capt. John Costello, commanding officer of the 106th Precinct cautioned area residents on social media.
“Please make sure your alarms are turned on, roof hatches are secured properly, and all doors and windows are secure,” Costello wrote. “Security gates and locks are often the first line of defense to protect a business from unwanted break-ins when closed. If your business doesn’t have security gates, then your large plate glass store front windows can be layered with security glazing (a type of plastic film that covers the window on the inside).”
Costello also noted that Commercial and Residential Security Surveys can be scheduled free of charge through the 106th Precinct Crime Prevention Officer. Contact the 106th Precinct Crime Prevention Officer at (718) 845-2223, or email Gary.Maher@NYPD.org for further information.