In New York, a couple was caught while attempting to steal a refrigerator and a washer, through a surveillance video from a commercial building in Sherman Street. The incident took place in the Concourse section of the Bronze. The New York Police Department is currently asking for help to identify the suspects.
According to the reports, the burglars had entered the building at 1181 Sherman Ave from a side entrance and had attempted the theft. Luckily the act was caught on the camera which later the police got to know. The suspects were seen to use a hand truck to take away the washing machine.
The suspects were a man and woman and their faces were not clearly captured in the camera. The man was wearing a baseball cap, a black tank top, and black pants while the woman was wearing a blue and red shirt and gray sweat pants.
The shop owners and the employees working there have already been warned about the danger and that they should inform immediately if they see anyone suspicious. The people residing nearby have also been informed about the situation and posters of the suspects have been spread out all over the city.
Apart from installing CCTV or surveillance cameras, it is important that the shops should have proper security which includes burglar alarms, secure lock system, and proper security guards. Failing at these might lead the shop owners to a huge loss as can be seen now. The heavy appliances were taken away with the help of a hand truck and nobody had a clue. The side entrance was the default of the shop which acted as a boon for the burglars.
Tight security is required in the department stores so as to avoid such thefts. Leaving that aside, the nearby neighborhood should also be aware of such situations and should take the necessary precautions which can help in avoiding such thefts. The residents of the neighborhood should also have a good security system in their homes so that burglars cannot enter the house.
For now, NYPD has already spread the message which clearly states that if any person with the description given in the poster, is found, should be immediately handed over to the nearby police station. If any person finds the suspects should inform the NYPD as soon as possible. Anybody with information regarding burglary should immediately inform the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS(8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA(74682), logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or one can even text tips to 274637(CRIMES) and then enter TIP577.
One small step of precaution can avoid such thefts and can help the police in arresting the suspects. Burglaries can also cause the death of a person. If you find a burglar entering into your neighbor’s empty house, then instead of going all by yourself, first call 911 and explain the situation. This could help the police in handling the situation and won’t risk any life.