Nassau County Police Warn About Distraction Burglaries

We live in a relatively safe neighborhood, but we must remain vigilant. Let’s continue to be the eyes and ears of our community for our families, our neighbors and for ourselves.
-The Elmont Excelsior

CBS New York

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Nassau County police are warning residents to be on the lookout for transient burglars posing as contractors or utility workers.

The Police Department issued an advisory Monday saying the warmer weather brings out the criminals and that there is an organized group of burglars active in Nassau County, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

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Police said generally one burglar, posing as a worker of some sort, will distract a resident while an accomplice enters the home through an open window or garage door.

Cops are advising residents take the following steps:

 Make sure all doors and windows are locked, even when you’re at home.
 Set your burglar alarm every time you leave your house, even if it’s for a short period of time.
 Lock valuables in a…

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