MANHASSET, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Police in Nassau County are increasing patrols after a recent rash of burglaries in upscale neighborhoods.
Police have reported as many as 27 recent break-ins, mostly south of the Northern State Parkway from Manhasset Hills east to Roslyn Heights with many happening around Shelter Rock and Searingtown roads.READ MORE: 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Wins Big As Broadway Celebrates The 74th Annual Tony Awards
“Broke through the windows, came in, took a lot of stuff,” one resident told CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan. “Jewelry, brand new Italian loafers.”
Investigators said it’s happening mainly on weekend nights or early evening. They’re mostly forced entries at the rear of the home, using tools to break in sliding doors or basement windows. Jewelry, safes and cash have been stolen.
“It’s very unsettling, because you feel safe around here. It causes some fear,” Christina Richer said.