Some Residents Leaving Their Alarm On During The Day When They're Home

ELWOOD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Resident in the Huntington, Long Island hamlet of Elwood are on edge following a rash of broad daylight break-ins.

As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, neighbors are coming together to help prevent more break-ins in their area.

After a handful of burglaries, residents have been calling each other and using Facebook to make sure no one else becomes a victim.

“The post is showing pictures of the suspected vehicles that are involved and the methods that they’re using to get in,” the resident told Hall. “If somebody is walking around the neighborhood that looks like they don’t belong or if there’s a car sitting around, we call one another and notify one another to let them know.”

“From time to time we have heard of things like this, but not on this scale with a few within a couple days. And my concern and my husband’s concern is that maybe we would be home when the people strike. So we’ve been setting our alarm during the day even though we’re home. Typically, we didn’t do that,” the woman added.

Residents said the burglars broke in by prying open windows or taking off the back sliding doors.

“Turned over the bedroom. One pair of gold earrings that seems to be missing and they took a watch that was mine,” one victim told Hall.

The man said it’s nice to live in a community where people care about their neighbors.

“Going back to the old-fashioned way,” he said.

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