NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A series of burglaries in one part of Queens has left residents feeling under attack.
As CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reported Monday, police said a bold burglar or burglars has been striking homes on the quiet and well-manicured streets of Forest Hills.
One victim, who was too afraid to reveal her identity, said the thieves broke into her home in the middle of the afternoon.
“Things were opened. Drawers were opened. Lights were on. And then I realized the window was broken,” the woman said. “It’s a horrible feeling; something you don’t get over.”
Since late February, thieves have hit nine homes between Metropolitan Avenue and Fleet Street, and between 69th and Continental avenues, police said.
Police said only one home was attacked at night, while the rest of the break-ins happened in broad daylight. Most of the homes were accessed by a back door or window.