NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An 89-year-old woman’s Staten Island home which was damaged in Hurricane Sandy has been left uninhabitable again after burglars burned the house down to cover their tracks over the weekend, according to family members.
Richard Castagna said the two-story New Dorp Beach home was recently renovated after his mother-in-law, Mary Roberts, put $40,000 into it to repair flood damage from Sandy. The burglars took jewelry, two TVs, and found the keys to her grandson’s BMW, which was also stolen, prior to burning the home down, CBS 2’s John Slattery reported Monday.
“She finally moved in two months ago and now this happened to her,” Castagna told 1010 WINS. “They had the house fixed. Now somebody went in there, robbed the house and they put the house on fire maybe to cover the prints.”