The Police Department issued an advisory Monday saying the warmer weather brings out the criminals and that there is an active group of burglars operating in Nassau County.
The senator is calling for the improved notification system following three recent burglaries in which suspects posed as National Grid utility workers to gain access to customers’ homes.
As Nassau County Police Chief Kevin Smith explained, perpetrators have been arriving at homes claiming to work for a gas or water company and requesting permission to come inside to check on a problem.
Police investigating a series of so-called “distraction burglaries” in Nassau County have released sketches suspects wanted in connection with two incidents.
Police said since Dec. 9, teams of two have targeted senior citizens in Wantagh, Massapequa Park, Jericho, West Hempstead, Oceanside and Merrick.