STATEN ISLAND, NY — The NYPD has been scouring social media for tips to find people wanted for questioning in two separate North Shore burglaries amid a nearly 20% increase in Staten Island burglaries.
A burglary occurred on Canal Street in Stapleton around 2:54 a.m. Wednesday, according to a post on the 120th Precinct Twitter feed.
A person can be seen in front of a cash register in a photo posted to the county’s Twitter feed.
Earlier this month, on September 5, a burglary occurred on Richmond Road in Concord at around 2:15 a.m., according to a post on the 120th Precinct Twitter feed. In a photo accompanying the message, a person can be seen surrounded by electronics.
In both the Stapleton and Concord burglaries, the suspect wears a baseball cap. Incidents will be listed separately on the Twitter feed and more information will be posted as it becomes available.
Police were also alerted to a burglary that occurred between 8:00 p.m. Monday and 5:40 a.m. Tuesday at 100 Stuyvesant Place, according to a spokeswoman for the NYPD’s assistant officer in charge of public information and emergency communications.
The Salad Junkie is at the address given by the police.
Inside, the person stole an unspecified amount of cash before fleeing the area, the police spokeswoman said.
There were no arrests and the investigation would continue, said the police spokeswoman.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the 120 Precinct Detective Squad 718-981-2714 or the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish at 1-888-57-PISTA (74782 ) to turn. The public can also submit their tips by subscribing to the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
INCREASE IN burglaries on STATEN ISLAND
According to CompStat, the NYPD’s computerized crime-tracking system, Staten Island total burglaries on Sept. 18 are up almost 20% from the year before at that time.
The islandwide surge is being fueled primarily by dips in the North Shore’s 120th Ward and the South Shore’s 123rd Ward, according to CompStat.
In the seven days ended September 18, burglaries in our county increased by a staggering 266% with 22 reported incidents compared to six in the same week a year ago. According to CompStat, the week-long total in the 120th district rose 1,000% to 11, compared to one a year earlier.
According to CompStat, there has been a 70% increase in burglaries so far this year in the 120th Ward, from 44 last year to 75 incidents.
Burglaries in the 123rd Precinct are up 31% to 25 out of 19 reported incidents, according to CompStat.
In the 121st Ward, which includes the north and west shores of Staten Island, reported burglaries are up only about 1% so far this year, with a slight increase to 63 out of 62 incidents.
Burglaries in the 122nd Precinct are down about 3% so far this year, to 56 incidents from 58 last year.
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