NBC New York Reports on Increase in Queens' Burglaries and Offers Safety Tips

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After a string of burglaries, the NYPD urges Queens residents to take precautions. Safe House Locksmith provides New York with with locks and safes.

“The crooks are out there, so you have to secure your belongings.” -- Mike Khiyayev

According to NBC New York, a report published on April 23rd indicates that The Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens has suffered from several burglaries over the past few months. From late February to late April, 14 homes were ransacked; the crime rate has reportedly risen 93 percent since this time last year. In most cases, burglars stole money and jewelry, but have also gotten away with larger items like flat screen TVs.

The burglaries mainly took place within the district of the 112th Precinct, between Metropolitan Avenue and Fleet Street, and between 69th and Continental avenues. The area has increased patrol in recent months.

Police have urged residents to take precautions. The NYPD has sent out a notice of some things that they can do to keep safe:

  •     Park your cars in a well lit area.
  •     Lock all doors and windows.
  •     Activate your car’s anti-theft device.
  •     Do not leave any valuables in your car. This includes driver’s license, registration and title of your car. Any identifiable material may lead to a home burglary.
  •     Do not become distracted by arguments or fights. Incidents can be staged in order to take your property.
  •     Do not leave your wallet or pocketbook lying around.

It is also recommended to keep your home well lit, even if you are not home. A well lit exterior will prevent a burglar from coming too close. A bright interior will deter a burglar who may think that the home is occupied. By putting lights on timers, you can confuse and discourage a potential burglar.

Safehous Locksmith is a professional locksmith company that works in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. They can install locks in any home or business to keep it safe from break ins. They install a wide variety of locks, including single and double cylinder deadbolts, master systems and panic bars. Along with all of our lock services, they sells and installs a wide array of different types and brands of safes. They also provide services for garage doors and rolling gates.

“The crooks are out there,” says the company owner Mike Khiyayev. “You have to secure your belongings.” Safe House Locksmith is well prepared to keep the residents of Queens and New York City safe throughout these burglaries with their NYC locksmith services.

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