WEST ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A disturbing pattern of break-ins has been plaguing Long Island, with houses being targeted in the middle of the day when no one is home.
And as CBS 2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported Wednesday, the crooks have gotten through some very tight spaces, including, possibly, a dog door.
The only authorized user of the dog door at one home is Skipper, a German short-haired pointer. But the fact that a burglar may have squeezed through it astonished homeowner Tom Dooley.
He believes his doors and windows were locked on Monday, so Skipper’s door must have been the burglar’s way in.
“The dog entry and exit is big enough for somebody like yourself could get through,” Dooley said to Gusoff. “That’s possible, how they got in.”