April 22, 2012 By Christian Murray
The Sunnyside Gardens crime wave continued Friday with a burglary on 39th Ave (49th Street)
The police said that the perpetrator(s) broke into the house and made off with electronic items. A police report was filed on Friday, April 20, at noon.
This burglary is just one of a series of incidents that has plagued the Gardens in recent times. In early March, there were two break-ins on 47th Street (between Skillman Ave. and 39th Ave) in one evening. In one case, the burglar opened a ground-floor back window, while the family slept upstairs and fled with property. The other incident took place a few doors down the street around the same time.
Kim Brown, a Sunnyside Gardens resident, said Sunday that some residents have recently bought home alarms or are in the process of buying them. She said that she spoke to an ADT alarm salesman who was canvassing the neighborhood.
The burglaries come at a time when Gardens residents are already on the look out for a groper who attacked a woman on 46th Street two weeks ago, and for criminals who have been stealing car tires.